Residents exercise their right to vote

MARQUETTE —┬áToday is Election Day and, despite road construction, Marquette City’s Precinct 4 has seen a steady flow of voters all day.

Residents in the city and across Marquette County are deciding on a number of issues, varying from positions on the Board of Commissioners and the Board of Light and Power, to selecting the state representative for the 109th district. Several millage proposals are also on the ballot, pertaining to funding for roads, libraries and schools.

Although voter turnout is lower in years without a presidential election, local elections are still important.

“Actually, this one is particularly important because it does also have the state election in it, but local ones are sort of the basis and ground-roots. That is also the place where people can start if people have decided to run for office and get their feet wet,” said Judith Quirk, an election worker at Marquette City’s Precinct 4.

If you haven’t had the chance to vote yet, polls close at 8:00 p.m. Stay with ABC 10 for updates on election results later on tonight.