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Same-day voter registration brings more people to poll, Kent County clerk says

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Posted at 6:14 AM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 06:14:42-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Kent County clerk says that 30 percent of voters in Kent County cast a ballot in Tuesday's primary.

That number includes more than 1,000 people who took advantage of the new rule to allow voters to register on Election Day.

More than 55,000 people cast an absentee ballot, which is up 125 percent compared to the 2016 Presidential Primary.

Lisa Posthumus Lyons, Kent County Clerk/Register says with more people registering the day of tested their election infrastructure but she is proud of the hard work by all.

Election results are unofficial until canvassed by the county and state boards of canvassers which will happen this afternoon.