- Associated Press - Thursday, October 20, 2016

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - 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 Fruitport Township trustee. Four will get seats on the township board.

The 69-year-old Yonkers died Tuesday, weeks after finishing second in the August primary. Township Clerk Carol Hulka tells The Muskegon Chronicle (http://bit.ly/2dDp1PM ) that ballots with her name already have been prepared.

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

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Information from: The Muskegon Chronicle, http://www.mlive.com/muskegon

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