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EAST LANSING, Mich. — In light of a candidate dropping out of the 2020 presidential race, the East Lansing City Clerk’s office is advising East Lansing voters of their options for spoiling and re-voting their absentee voter (AV) ballot leading up to next week’s March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary Election.Voters who would like to spoil their AV ballot and receive a new one must submit a request in writing with their name, address, date and signature to the East Lansing City Clerk’s Office, 410 Abbot Road, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Forms are available at the East Lansing City Clerk’s office and online at www.cityofeastlansing.com/elections; however, the City Clerk’s office will also accept signed statements (in any form) from voters indicating that they would like to spoil their ballot and receive a new one or that they requested a ballot and never received one.It is important to note that, if a voter has voted for a candidate that has since dropped out of the election, the rest of their ballot will not be invalidated. It is not required to spoil and re-vote a ballot.Here are some key deadlines and other important information to keep in mind:
East Lansing community members are reminded that the City Clerk’s office will have expanded hours this week. The office will be open from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 and Thursday, March 5; and from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 to register voters and issue/receive AV ballots. Community members with questions can call the City Clerk’s office at (517) 319-6914.Polls will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Voters can visit https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/ to verify they are registered and find their voting location. Additional election information, including voter registration and AV ballot applications, is available at www.cityofeastlansing.com/elections.