Rejected ballot data from the State of Michigan demonstrates integrity in this year’s presidential election, according to the Michigan Secretary of State.
State officials say out of the 3.3 million votes cast, more than 15,000 were rejected “for a variety of reasons.” They say that number is up from the 10,600 that were rejected in the August primary.
Signature-related rejections fell from 0.14 % to 0.1% between August and November, they add.
“I am extremely proud of the 1,600 clerks across the state who embraced the record setting turnout […] and vigilantly ensured that all valid ballots were counted,” says Secretary Jocelyn Benson.
“It is also gratifying that our voter education efforts, alongside those of countless other nonpartisan organizations, in addition to the installation of secure ballot drop boxes across the state, combined to dramatically reduce the rate of voter disenfranchisement due to late submission and signature errors,” adds Benson.
The full results of the rejection data can be found here.