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City Clerk Betty Morlock says Tuesday's election went very well

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) Turn-out at the polls in Lowell on election day reached about 41%.

City Clerk Betty Morlock tells WZZM 13 News that number is higher than she expected. Statewide turn-out was 45% which was lower than the Secretary of State's office anticipated.

This was also the first election the two precincts were color-coded to make it easier for voters.  Morlock said, "I did not do the color coding in August and there was definitely more confusion.  But with the color coding, it went very fast and smooth for the voters... "

Morlock says overall the day went very smoothly, "I am very fortunate to be in Lowell because my Election Inspectors and residents are the BEST!  Also, we have a County Commission and County Clerk that understands the need for an Election Director and Kent County has the very best, Susan deSteiguer!"

Morlock also gave a big shout-out to Keiser's Restaurant for providing dinner for election workers.