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Detroit City Clerk urges voters to drop off ballots rather than mail them in

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Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey is urging voters who still have absentee ballots to avoid sending them through the mail. Instead she’s asking voters to drop their ballots off in-person.

Winfrey says she doesn’t want voters to mail their ballots because the postal service is moving slower than usual right now.  

“And we want to ensure that we get that ballot in a timely fashion," said Winfrey. "So, drop it off, at this point, don’t put it in the mail, and they’ll be in good shape.”

Winfrey says ballots can be dropped off at one of seven satellite absentee voting centers or two drop boxes in Detroit. Voters can also cast their ballots in-person at their local precinct on Election Day next Tuesday August 4th.