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The Lansing Journal journeys: Helping Lansing vote


submitted by Betty Lightfoot and Joseph Dixon

Election Day in Lansing involves hundreds of people who prepare our polling places, serve at them, and problem-solve throughout the day — all so Lansing voters can vote efficiently. The Lansing Journal met many of these community-minded servants during our Election Day rounds. Two of them participated in Lansing Journal Journeys:

Betty Lightfoot (no relation) served Lansing voters at Coolidge Elementary School, where Precincts 16, 51, 56, and 65 vote. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Joseph Dixon lives in Thornton, but he spent Election Day in Lansing serving voters at Oak Glen Elementary School, where Precincts 19, 50, and 117 cast ballots. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

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Lansing Journal Journeys

The Lansing Journal Journeys is an award-winning feature that showcases people displaying The Lansing Journal in creative locations.

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Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.