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Michigan absentee ballots returned nearly doubles

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Over one million Michigan residents have voted absentee during today's primary election. That's according to an update from the Michigan Department of State.

Jake Rollow is with the Department. He says local clerks aren't allowed to start counting absentee ballots until today.

"They must actually do signature verification upon receipt of the absentee ballot. That enables them to contact the voter if the signature doesn't match, but then in terms of actually processing and then counting the ballots, they cannot start that until the polls open."

Rollow says over 600 residents have registered to vote today and are also eligible to still cast a ballot.

Voters can still return their absentee ballots until the polls close at 8 pm tonight.