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Early signs point to high voter turnout in EGR

East Grand Rapids, MI - WZZM13's Peter Ross was in East Grand Rapids this morning to cast his ballot. Peter was the 175th voter at ward 1, pricint 2.

One election official told him that turnout this morning has been, "Really good."

Polls will be open until 8:00 pm so there is still plenty of time to cast your ballot. Click Here for additional information on voting in East Grand Rapids.

Election Notes & Tips

From: http://www.eastgr.org

The November 2nd election is just around the corner. Voter turnout in East Grand Rapids is expected to be about 70%, meaning the polling locations will be very busy places for most of the day. Here are a few items that may help you minimize lines on election day:

AVOID PEAK TIMES

There are definitely peak times. If possible, you may want to arrive at one of the following times when volumes are typically lower:

9:00 am - 11:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

BE INFORMED

The ballot is fairly long and two-sided, with many offices and two ballot proposals to consider. You can download a "sample ballot" that will allow you to look over the choices ahead of time to save time at the polls.

Absentee Ballots Available

ABSENTEE BALLOTS AVAILABLE FOR NOVEMBER ELECTION. If you are going to be out of town on election day, you can vote by absentee ballot before you go. You can also vote absentee if you are over 60 years of age or meet other requirements.

For an application, call 949-2110 or stop by City Hall between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Absentee ballots can be mailed to you if requested by Saturday, October 30th (offices will be open 8:00 am until 2:00 pm), or you can vote at our offices on Monday, November 1st until 4:00 pm.

The ballot for November is quite lengthy, so allow a little extra time to vote on Election Day. If you'd like to educate yourself on the candidates and proposals in advance, you can download a sample ballot to review.

Upcoming City Commission Meeting agenda

October 18, 2010 – 6:00 p.m.

(EGR Community Center – 750 Lakeside Drive)

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Regular Agenda Items

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Consent Agenda – Approval Requested

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  • Receipt of communications.
  • Minutes of the regular meeting held October 4, 2010 (enclosed – approval requested).
  • Report of Finance Committee on disbursement of funds: payroll disbursements of $186,626.00; county and school disbursements of $-0- and total remaining disbursements of $308,780.63.
  • Get educated before you vote

    East Grand Rapids, MI - There will be a candidate forum at the East Grand Rapids Community Center for residents with questions regarding the upcoming elections. It is being held on Monday, October 18th at 7:00 pm. Several topics of discussion have already been chosen but you can visit http://egrpseducationadvocates.blogspot.com/ for information on how to submit questions that address what you're concerned about.

    City Commission Meets Monday

    October 4, 2010 – 6:00 p.m.  

     

     Agenda

     

  • Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Public Comment by persons in attendance.
  • Report of Mayor and City Commissioners.
  • November Election Information

    The next election will be on Tuesday, November 2nd to elect a new governor, state and county officials, and to vote on two statewide ballot proposals. A sample ballot is available for download if you wish to study the choices prior to election day. You must be registered to vote by Tuesday, October 5th in order to vote on November 2nd. If you have questions about your voter registration, call 949-2110.

    Absentee ballots for this election are now available for those who qualify.