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Reporter's Blog: Polling places for Aug. 4 primary election during COVID-19

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Voters in West Michigan took to the polls Tuesday for the primary election.

Registered voters had the option of voting in-person or absentee.

Newschannel 3's Hannah Knowles visited multiple polling locations to see what voting looked like amid the coronavirus pandemic.

10:30 a.m. Girl Scouts of America, Kalamazoo

9:45 a.m. Portage Northern High School

Poll workers at this polling location said Tuesday morning was quiet for in-person voting.

One poll worker told Hannah Knowles the usual voters they see at this prescient hadn't shown up to vote yet.

Poll workers said compared to past primary elections, Tuesday's was very slow.

9:00 a.m. Kalamazoo City Hall

Here people can register to vote and drop off their absentee ballots.

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8:20 a.m. Faith Temple Church of God, Kalamazoo

Poll workers at Faith Temple Church of God in Kalamazoo said more young voters were voting in person Tuesday.

Workers could be seen disinfecting commonly touched surfaces.

At this polling location, there were two precincts.

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7:45 a.m. Arcadia Elementary School, Kalamazoo

Poll workers at Arcadia Elementary School said between 7:00 a.m. when the polls opened at 8:00 a.m. they had seen a few voters.

There, the polling location had masks, sanitizer, and social distancing measures in place.

Voters kept the pen they used to fill out the ballot.

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