Re: The Detroit News April 19 editorial, “Preserve integrity, safety of the vote”: In less than two weeks voters will cast ballots in some 200 communities across Michigan, including within the two counties we serve. It is understandable that in these uncertain times some have called for forgoing the election on May 5, but make no mistake — the best way to preserve the integrity of our elections is to hold them.
Local jurisdictions were given the choice to postpone their regularly scheduled May 5 elections until August, and many did just that. However, local leaders across the state chose to move forward as planned. As such, a process for conducting the May 5 election was specially and carefully designed to protect the health of voters and election workers alike and still make sure voters’ voices are heard.
Macomb County residents have been able to continue to receive records services from the county through the “Virtual Clerk’s Office” during the COVID-19 pandemic, Clerk Fred Miller reminded Thursday.
Miller said he has been able to keep many essential county Clerk services available while also ensuring the office’s employees -- the majority of whom are working remotely -- are kept connected and productive.
Throughout his career, Fred Miller has served the people of Macomb County at the federal, state, and local levels, currently as Macomb County Clerk & Register of Deeds