FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2019 file photo, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat, speaks at her office in Lansing, Mich. The new Secretary of State is urging lawmakers to let absentee ballots be counted before Election Day and to make other changes following the passage of a ballot initiative that expanded voting options in Michigan. The Democrat says the number of absentee ballots is expected to increase significantly now that people can vote absentee for any reason. Benson also is calling for a number of other changes to "modernize" elections.
FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2019 file photo, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat, speaks at her office in Lansing, Mich. The new Secretary of State is urging lawmakers to let absentee ballots be counted before Election Day and to make other changes following the passage of a ballot initiative that expanded voting options in Michigan. The Democrat says the number of absentee ballots is expected to increase significantly now that people can vote absentee for any reason. Benson also is calling for a number of other changes to "modernize" elections. David Eggert, File AP Photo
FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2019 file photo, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat, speaks at her office in Lansing, Mich. The new Secretary of State is urging lawmakers to let absentee ballots be counted before Election Day and to make other changes following the passage of a ballot initiative that expanded voting options in Michigan. The Democrat says the number of absentee ballots is expected to increase significantly now that people can vote absentee for any reason. Benson also is calling for a number of other changes to "modernize" elections. David Eggert, File AP Photo