As an attorney, you might assume I’m interested in our Constitutional Rights… and you would be correct! Specifically, right now I’m especially concerned with our right to vote – and how important it is for each and every one of us to exercise that right, regardless of who you support.
Some fun facts about voting in Michigan:
- Michigan is expecting 3M people to cast their vote before Election Day.
- As of Tuesday morning (9/29), over 30,000 Michiganders have already cast their ballot.
- In Michigan, felons are allowed to vote! Whether you have a misdemeanor or felony, or are on probation or parole, here in Michigan you have the right to vote! (You cannot vote if you are incarcerated, however).
With Covid-19 playing a role in our everyday lives, it’s important to know there are options for you to exercise what is arguably your most fundamental Constitutional Right. Whether you vote in person, by mail, or by dropping your absentee ballot at one of the more than 700 drop-off locations, don’t let this Pandemic silence your voice.
For those people who want to vote in-person on Election Day, poll workers will be masked and gloved and there will be hand sanitizer available to make the polling site as safe as possible. Further, any voter who shows up to vote in-person without a mask will be offered a mask. However, as much as I encourage you to wear a mask to slow the spread, you will not be turned away from voting if you refuse a mask. The right to vote supersedes everything!
The race for the Michigan Supreme Court is so important this year. I strongly urge you to re-elect Chief Justice Bridget McCormack and vote for lawyer Elizabeth Welch. I have provided some information about each candidate in my newsletter, and on the Abrahams Law Facebook page!
For more Michigan Voter Information, please visit https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8716—,00.html