First no-reason absentee election in May

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) -- It's the first no-reason absentee election since the proposal passed in November and election workers in Lansing are already preparing absentee ballot requests.

More than 4,000 absentee ballots are getting ready to be mailed out on Friday for the Lansing School District millage. The election is on May 7.

A crew of election workers will spend two days preparing the initial batch of absentee ballots, an option many people believe will ease the process for people to cast a vote.

In previous elections, absentee voters had to be at least 60 years old, be out of town or be unable to vote due to a physical disability, religious tenets or incarceration.