NOVI, Mich. — Roughly 1.6 million Michigan voters cast absentee ballots. But there were still those who chose to vote in person on Tuesday in the state's primary election, including Irma Ramirez. The 73-year-old Novi resident said Tuesday that she wanted to make sure her voice was heard after voting at the Detroit suburb’s Civic Center complex. Uyoung Suggs also voted in-person, but for a different reason. The 40-year-old from Novi said she lost track of time and didn’t request a mail-in ballot by the deadline. Still, Suggs said she felt safe while voting. The election was marked by a surge of mail-in absentee ballots during the coronavirus pandemic.