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Two Former US Attorneys Look into Long Voting Lines in Grand Rapids

Two Former US Attorneys Look into Long Voting Lines in Grand Rapids

Two former U.S. attorneys are leading a committee appointed by the mayor of Grand Rapids to study ways of shortening long voting lines in the city.

Mayor George Heartwell sought out James Brady and John Smietanka, who both served in West Michigan, to head an Elections Review Commission that plans to report its findings to the mayor by the end of the summer.

Their review comes after some Grand Rapids voters waited hours to cast a ballot in last year's presidential election.

The commission has already convened and is reviewing election equipment, signs, precinct locations and staffing, among other things.

Grand Rapids City Clerk Lauri Parks says she's "open for feedback and looking forward to the recommendations" for the West Michigan city.

 

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