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A quieter election year, at least in Kalamazoo

Close-up of an "I voted" sticker on a man's black suit jacket. He is also wearing a striped shirt and a dark patterned tie
Frank Wiese
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The election next Tuesday isn't drawing as much interest as last year's presidential race. Kalamazoo City Clerk Scott Borling says his office has handed out about 6,000 absentee ballots, far fewer than last year at this time.

"If you have an absentee ballot, please make sure that you get that voted ballot back to us by 8 p.m. on Election Day, which is November 2," Borling said.

Borling said Kalamazoo City Hall will hold special hours on Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm so people can get and return absentee ballots. There are city elections Tuesday in Kalamazoo, Portage, Galesburg, and Parchment. Kalamazoo County voters are also considering renewal of the Metro Transit millage.

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