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Residents do civic duty at polling places throughout county

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 November 2013 at 12:00 am

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I voted at about noon today in Albion at the Elks Lodge on West State Street. I was told by the voting inspectors that turnout has been “steady” so far.

It is a warm day, which will make it easier for more people to get to the polls.

Not every one realizes there are six propositions on the back side of the ballot, so don’t forget about them. The one getting the most press is a proposal to allow seven casinos in the state that aren’t on Indian-owned land.

This might be the third year locally for the optical-scan machines. I miss the old manual-lever voting machines, but I’m getting used to the paper ballots.