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Muskegon-area candidate’s name on ballot despite death

Associated Press

Fruitport Township — A popular candidate for a local office in western Michigan will remain on the ballot despite her death.

Sherry Yonkers was among six candidates to advance to the Nov. 8 election for township trustee. Four will get seats on the board.

Yonkers, 69, died Tuesday, weeks after finishing second in the August primary. Township Clerk Carol Hulka tells The Muskegon Chronicle that ballots with her name already have been prepared.

Hulka says workers on election day can’t tell voters Yonkers is dead. Write-in candidates have until Oct. 28 to register.