DETROIT (FOX 2) - A historic number of Michigan voters have already cast their votes and more are making their voices heard during the 2020 General Election on Tuesday, November 3rd.
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While estimates from Secretary Jocelyn Benson put Michigan's forecasted total vote at around 5 million, residents won't know for several days just how many people will cast their ballot.
A review of election data provided by the Secretary of State by FOX 2 shows early vote totals in Oakland and Wayne County nearing 500,000 as of Nov. 2 - the two highest totals of any in the state.
Here is a breakdown of early voting totals in Metro Detroit counties:
- Wayne County - 497,793
- Oakland County - 463,476
- Macomb County - 253,168
- Washtenaw County - 145,971
- Monroe County - 41,528
- St. Clair County - 42,757
- Livingston County - 69,800
Both the state department and the state legislature have taken steps to account for what was already expected to be a higher turnout among absentee voters. Due to COVID-19, election officials spent much of the summer promoting mail-in ballots as an alternative to voting in person.
The state legislature also passed a temporary law allowing for absentee ballots to be processed and prepared for counting a day earlier - a process that began at 10 a.m. Monday.