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Turn-out steady on election day in Lowell

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) Lowell City Clerk Betty Morlock says turn-out is steady at city hall for today's election.

Morlock says it's too early to say exactly how many voters have cast their ballots, but people have been coming in a steady stream all day.

This year the clerk's office color coded precinct one and two to make it easier for voters to figure out where they should vote. Both precincts are located in the same room on the second floor of city hall.  Precinct one is marked in orange and precinct two is marked in green. 

Polls close at 8pm tonight. Morlock expects the results to come in fairly quickly.

Lowell's first female mayor dies

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) Jeanne Shores, Lowell's first female mayor, passed away on Sunday following a 2 year battle with cancer.

Shores served 28 years in various parts of the city government. Her service includes the planning commission from 1980-1992 and city council from 1994-2009. Shores became the city's first female in 2002 serving until 2005 and again in 2008-2009.

Jeanne Shores died at Fountainview on Sunday.  

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at Roth-Gerst Funeral Home, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell. Funeral will be Thursday 1:00 PM, at First Baptist Church of Lowell. She will be buried at Oakwood Cemetary.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Pink Arrow Project, Alzheimer’s Association, and Faith Hospice.