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Voters have multiple digital options to apply for accessible absentee ballot

The Michigan Department of State’s online platform now provides voters with an additional method of applying for an accessible electronic absent voter ballot. Blind voters and others with severe disabilities that prevent them from voting absent voter ballots privately and independently can now submit an accessible absent voter ballot application online at Michigan.gov/Vote. Use of the online application requires a Michigan driver’s license or state ID.

Voters who request accessible electronic absent voter ballots for the August Election will be emailed an electronic ballot that can be marked on an electronic device using their own assistive technology. Voters will then print it, place it in an envelope, sign the back of the envelope, and mail or deliver the envelope to the local clerk so that it arrives by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4.

Voters can also download an accessible application to vote absentee that does not require a driver’s license or state ID. Voters using this option can provide either a driver’s license number, state ID number, or the last 4 digits of their social security number, and then email the application to their local clerk. This downloadable application is also available at Michigan.gov/Vote by clicking the link to download an application for an absent voter ballot, the submenu for absentee voting, or by visiting: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/sos/Michigan_Accessible_Electronic_Absent_Voter_Ballot_Application_August_695058_7.pdf.


Webinar to look at ‘COVID-19 Safeguard Requirements for Your Workplace’July 23

The Association of Corporate Counsel-Michigan Chapter (ACC-MI) and Warner, Norcross, & Judd will present the first webinar in a three-part series, titled “COVID-19 Safeguard Requirements for Your Workplace,” designed to inform in-house counsel on the important and specific issues facing employers today.
The webinar will take place Thursday, July 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will begin with a 50-minute presentation followed by two half-hour interactive breakout sessions.

Warner attorneys Ed Bardelli, Amanda Fielder, Jonathan Kok, and Steve Palazzolo will present an overview of the safeguard requirements for reopening a workplace.
Businesses have faced myriad practical and legal employment challenges as they implement measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while minimizing the economic impact. Executive orders provide guidance for employers on how to maintain compliance, yet are vague or silent in many areas, thus resulting in a variety of employer questions.

The webinar will review the safeguard requirements and also discuss potential employment litigation issues relating to terminations and furloughs, workplace safety, discrimination and wage and hour issues.

To register for this free event, visit www.acc.com/chapters-networks/chapters/michigan and click on “events.”

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