Experts say a change in Michigan’s election law could bring a big change to how candidates campaign in the state.
It’s now okay in Michigan to vote using an absentee ballot without having to give any particular reason for doing so.
That means voters could be casting ballots many weeks ahead of Election
Political analysts say candidates will respond by reaching out to prospective
voters far earlier than they have in the past.
State officials say the new, no-reason, absentee voting may not have much
effect next year, because there is a presidential election on the ballot and
that typically draws more people to the polls than normal.
The real impact may not be felt until there’s an election that does
not feature a high-profile race, when the usually much smaller turnout may
be increased by absentee voting.