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On Tuesday, expanded voter access gets its first test as Michiganders go to the polls in local elections.

Last November, Michigan voters approved Proposal 3. The ballot proposal called for same-day voter registration, absentee ballots for any reason and other provisions designed to expand voter access.

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After another light voter turnout in the May election, the Genesee County clerk says it’s time to consolidate future elections to August and November.

There were elections May 8 in 66 of Michigan’s 83 counties. Voters were mostly asked to decide school millages and bond requests. 

Clerk John Gleason says the May election in Genesee County drew less than 10%, and in some cases much less.