Getting Out to Vote

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Election Day is now only hours away and busy is an understatement for those at Republican and Democrat headquarters, let alone those at polling places. Here are details you need to know about getting out to vote Tuesday.

Polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 pm., but even if you've voted before, Tuesday may be a lot different for most of us.

In Winnebago County, voters will fill in an oval with a pen next to the candidate they're voting for; if you mess up, no problem, don't cross out your mistake, just ask for a new ballot.

Also Tuesday, give yourself some extra time. You may have to wait in line because polling places are expecting high turnouts.

Election judges will be on hand at all polling places Tuesday to do voting demonstrations and help when needed.

You don't need to bring anything, but election officials say you're voter ID card may be helpful. However, if you've registered to vote by mail, you will need to bring an ID with your current name and address.

Also if you need a ride to a polling place Tuesday, that can be arranged through either the Democrat or Republican headquarters.