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Kalamazoo clerk sets up office on campus to ease student voting

The office, set up in WMU's Bernhard Center, aims to expedite registration and voting during a busy election.

Kalamazoo’s City Clerk Scott Borling is moving to make voting easier for college students during a very busy election by setting up a satellite office on Western Michigan University’s campus.

The second clerk’s office will be housed in the university’s Bernhard Center from October 5 to November 3 and will register voters, distribute and receive absentee ballots, and assist with voting on election day.

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Borling told WMUK there is great demand for voting services among the student body.

“They tend to have the longest lines [in the city] when you have large elections like the gubernatorial or the presidential,” he said.

“We’re really trying to do things to cut down on lines, having people standing together and congregating and so on with the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.

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