Few issues reported at Flint polling places as voting begins

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FLINT (WJRT) (11/07/2017) - At least one of Flint's 61 election precincts opened late on Tuesday, as voters headed to the polls to elect who will be mayor for the next two years and all nine City Council members.

Precinct 22 at Potter Elementary School opened around 7:10 a.m. -- about 10 minutes later than scheduled. Poll workers blamed the delay on taking longer than anticipated to set up the voting equipment.

Once the precinct opened, a line of voters moved through smoothly.

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver is hoping to fight off a recall effort. She and 17 challengers are vying to serve the next two years as mayor.

In addition, all nine Flint City Council seats are up for grabs, with contested races in wards 1 through 8.

In Ward 9, long-time councilman Scott Kincaid withdrew from the race so he could run for mayor instead, leaving only Eva Worthing on the ballot. Several write-in candidates are running for the seat, as well.

City council seats also are up for grabs in Burton, Clio, Fenton, Gladwin and Mount Pleasant. Several cities, townships and school districts have millage questions on the ballot.

See abc12.com/elections for a full list of local races.

The polls are open until 8 p.m. Tuesday. Anyone in line at 8 p.m. will be allowed to vote even if they don't cast their ballot until after the deadline.

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