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Early, in-person voting to be held in Marquette next month

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MARQUETTE, MI— The city of Marquette will be part of a pilot project offering early, in-person voting before next month's election.

City Clerk Kyle Whitney says the passage of last year’s Proposal 2 means that early, in-person voting will be allowed in Michigan nine days before next year’s presidential primary.

As a means of testing out procedures, ten communities in the state—including Marquette—are participating in an early voting pilot program in the four days leading up to the November 7th election. Whitney says it will be sort of a trial run for the new process, but residents can also vote as they normally would.

“These changes are simply adding more options for voters in the state of Michigan. So, if you want to vote absentee, that is still an option. If you’re comfortable voting in-person on Tuesday, on Election Day, that is also still an option. This is just a third way you can get your vote in.”

Peter White Public Library will serve as the early voting location. The voting booth will be available November 2nd through the 5th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More information is available from the Marquette Clerks Office by calling 906-228-0430.

Whitney appeared on WNMU-TV’s What’s Up.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.