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Sheriff asks for misdirected ballot applications

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Posted at 10:39 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 22:39:27-04

HASTINGS, Mich. — Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf is asking voters to hand over any ballot applications sent to the wrong address.

Sheriff Leaf notified Barry County through Facebook he had received a ballot application at his home for someone who not only hadn't lived there in two decades but was also dead.

"This creates a problem with Sheriff's Offices across the state because we are tasked with investigating voter fraud." Leaf posted. "Our township, city and county clerks have the most up-to-date registered voter lists."

Leaf says anyone who gets someone else's ballot application should turn it over to police so they can protect the public from possible voter fraud.