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Detroit City Clerk Says Drop Off Absentee Ballot In-Person. Here’s Where to Go.

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Clerk Janice Winfrey talks about staffing polling locations, dealing with an influx of absentee ballots and keeping voters safe at polls.

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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, the clerk is asking voters to drop their ballots off in-person. 

Winfrey says the mail is moving slower than usual right now “and we want to ensure that we get that ballot in a timely fashion. So, drop it off, at this point, don’t put it in the mail, and voters will be in good shape.”

Winfrey says voters can drop off their ballots at any time at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center at 2 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226 (the ballot box is on Jefferson Ave.) or the Detroit Department of Elections located at 2978 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202. Ballots can also be dropped off at seven satellite absentee voting centers, one in each council district in Detroit.

The satellite voting centers will be open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. every day until the election. Then on Election Day, August 4th, the satellite voting centers will be open from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

WDET’s Laura Herberg interviewed Winfrey about the upcoming election. Winfrey talked about recruiting poll workers, dealing with an influx of absentee ballots and keeping voters safe at the polls. 

Click on the player above to hear Clerk Janice Winfrey on preparing for the Primary Election.


Detroit’s Satellite Absentee Voting Centers

District 1
WCCCD Northwest Campus
8200 W. Outer Drive
Detroit, MI  48219

District 2
Northwest Activity Center
18100 Meyers Road
Detroit, MI  48235

District 3
Farwell Recreation Center
2711 E. Outer Drive
Detroit, MI  48234

District 4
WCCCD Eastern Campus
5901 Conner St.
Detroit, MI  48234

District 5
Department of Elections
2978 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI  48202

District 6
WCCCD Downtown Campus
1001 W. Fort Street
Detroit, MI  48226

District 7
Adams Butzel Recreation Complex
10500 Lyndon St.
Detroit, MI  48238

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Laura Herberg, Community Reporter

Laura Herberg is a Community Reporter for 101.9 WDET, telling the stories about people inhabiting the Detroit region and the issues that affect us here. She has reported since 2010 without owning a car.

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