Danielle Riegel, election coordinator for St. Joseph Township, stands outside the township’s election ballot drop box. Riegel doesn’t dread the upcoming presidential election, but she will be glad when it’s over.

ST. JOSEPH — While Danielle Riegel was in nursing school at Lake Michigan College in 2003, she picked up spending money working part-time in the St. Joseph Township Police Department’s office at the St. Joseph Township Hall.

There, she found her niche, left the nursing program and ultimately gained full-time employment with the township.

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