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The Do's and Don'ts on Election Day


The presidential election is less than 24 hours away and the campaigns are making a last minute push to win over Michigan voters.


Mitt Romney sent two of his sons home to Michigan Monday, while U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow held a "Get Out the Vote" rally to drum up support for the democratic ticket.

Local election officials are warning you to study the six ballot proposals before you vote--if you don't, you could be spending extra time in the voting booth. Presidential election years usually mean more voters, more potential confusion and more standing in line. Some local officials predict the turnout will be a little less than four years ago.

Here are the do's and don't on election day:

  1. Voter's Do's + Don'ts
  2. No Pictures in Polls
  3. No Campaign Stuff
  4. Young Kids Can Go With
  5. Vote Straight-Split Ticket
  6. Don't Have to Vote Each Office
  7. No Citizen Check-off
  8. Take Photo ID

If you don't have a photo ID or forget it, you can still vote after you sign a document swearing that you are who you say you are. Those votes will be "counted and put into a tabulator before the end of the day," said Lansing Clerk Chris Swope. "We go on faith. We don't have any evidence of a past history of voter impersonation which is the only thing the photo ID prevents."

Let's say you get confused over the issues on the ballot, can you turn to an election worker for help?

"We can assist voters on marking their ballot, but that does not mean we can explain it," said Swope.

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