Election Day Voting in Grand Rapids
From the City of Grand Rapids:
City Clerk Lauri Parks is reporting long lines at most polling places in the city of Grand Rapids. At this time the average wait is 90 minutes. "This is an important election and a very complicated ballot," stated Mayor George Heartwell. "I urge voters to be patient and to realize that they will likely have a wait no matter what time they get to the polls."
Voters can reduce time in the voting booth by going to the polls prepared. The Secretary of State website http://www.michigan.gov/ allows you to pull up a sample ballot. Mark it at home and carry it with you into the voting booth."
Heartwell assures voters that anyone in line at 8:00 PM, when the polls close, will be permitted to vote. "We recognize there are delays at many of the polling stations. Voters may be waiting to vote when the polls close at 8:00 PM. Everyone in line will get a chance to vote. No one will be disenfranchised."