Voting by Mail in Michigan is Safe and Secure

DETROITAll Voting is Local Michigan State Director Aghogho Edevbie issued the following statement in response to a misleading robocall to Detroit voters, spreading misinformation about voting by mail: 

“I applaud Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Attorney General Dana Nessel for their swift response to these recent voter intimidation tactics. 

“Voting by mail is a safe and secure method to cast your ballot in Michigan. The information you provide when you register to vote, request a mailed ballot, or cast your ballot is used to ensure the privacy and security of your ballot. 

“As we move closer to the election, we must remember that politically-motivated disinformation, particularly about voting by mail, will be fed into our social media pages, our news feeds, and to our homes. This is a scare tactic meant to subvert democracy and stop the votes of people of color, who have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“We must ensure our voices are heard in November. If you come across information that confuses you, scares you, or is unfamiliar to you, contact the secretary of state’s office at elections@michigan.gov or call the nonpartisan voter hotline 866-OUR-VOTE.