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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump ... and “Spike?”

Local election clerks in Michigan downloading absentee ballots for residents overseas were given ballots that listed Trump's Republican running mate as Jeremy Cohen, who is the Libertarian Party candidate for vice president, the Michigan Secretary of State's office said.

Vice President Mike Pence wasn't on the ballot next to Trump. Cohen, whose nickname is “Spike,” is running with Jo Jorgensen.

It was a “temporary error” that was fixed within 90 minutes Tuesday, said Tracy Wimmer, a spokeswoman for Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.

“Approximately 400 ballots were downloaded by clerks during this period; we don’t know how many were sent," Wimmer said.

Clerks were told to reissue correct ballots and tell voters to ignore the erroneous ballot if they received one.

“If a voter does happen to return the incorrect ballot instead of the correct ballot, it will still count. The clerk will be instructed to duplicate a vote for Trump onto a ballot for Trump/Pence,” Wimmer said.

The city clerk in Livonia, Susan Nash, said her office hasn't downloaded any erroneous ballots, but she has heard about the problem.

“I think it’s embarrassing. ... It’s just one more thing for clerks to take care of," Nash told the Detroit Free Press.

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2020 election: Key dates and deadlines to remember in California

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Since the 2020 election will look different than any before it, you may want to learn a few key dates this cycle.

First off, make sure you're registered to vote. You can do that by visiting the Secretary of State's website here.

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Then, make sure you mark these key dates on your calendar for the 2020 election:
Sept. 24 - Oct. 13: Voter information guides are mailed out (though some people had reported receiving them even earlier).

Oct. 5: Mail-in ballots start getting sent to voters and early voting starts in California. The state will send out mail-in ballots through Oct. 27.

Oct. 19: Last day to register to vote online or by mail. If you miss this deadline, you can still register to vote in-person at early voting locations or on Election Day, and then file a provisional ballot.

Oct. 27: Last day to request a mail-in ballot

Nov. 3: Election Day, the last day to vote in person or turn in your mail-in ballot

Nov. 20: The last day county elections offices can receive mail-in ballots, which must all be postmarked on or before Nov. 3.

Even if you miss pretty much all of the deadlines above, you can still register and cast a provisional ballot in person on Election Day, Nov. 3. But be warned, your regular polling place may be closed due to the pandemic. Check with your county's election board to see where you can cast a ballot.

Don't forget to read up on down-ballot races and all of the propositions in California.

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