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To the Journal editor:

On Nov. 3, I spent a long, 15-hour day working as a city of Marquette election inspector along with a fabulous group of patriotic fellow citizens, manning the poll at precinct 4 held at the Marquette Service Center building on Wright Street.

It was heartwarming to witness the record-breaking voter turnout. After many months of social isolation in an effort to avoid contracting COVID-19, I knew I was struggling with missing interaction with people.

The team of 10 election inspectors, both Democrat and Republican, worked diligently together to ensure that every person who walked through the door to fulfill their civic duty had a positive experience.

Over the course of the day, we saw mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, and best friends voting together. It was a picture of national unification that my weary heart needed.

I would like to thank Kyle Whitney, Marquette city clerk, for the opportunity to serve my community. Additional thanks go to the entire team of precinct 4 election inspectors.

I will definitely be a poll worker again. It was an eye-opening day that I am grateful to have experienced.

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