Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson attended a press conference Thursday where she gave Michiganders an update on the presidential election ballot-counting process.
Benson told voters that the ballot counting process is going accordingly. The record-breaking 3.2 million absentee ballot votes are currently being counted by clerks who could be done by Friday or sooner.
“It was really encouraging to see yesterday throughout the day over 28,000 eligible citizens registered and voted on Election Day. The vast majority of those were young voters under the age of 30, so it is a great story coming out of Michigan today,” said Benson.
Benson told reporters she thinks it is likely that the majority of the ballots will be tabulated by the end of the day.
“So what has been happening here on the ground in Michigan and all throughout the state are our bipartisan group of election workers have been tabulating those ballots, effectively and methodically and securely. This meticulous process is all about and focused on ensuring every absentee ballot is counted accurately and fairly,” said Benson.
Benson asks for understanding and patience as clerks and volunteers work to count all of the ballots.
“At this point I ask for patience out of the will of our voters and the work of our election workers who are volunteering in communities all across the state to serve the public and are committed to ensuring an accurate count.”