Midterm Election Day: Cast your vote and make your voice heard

Portage County elections warning to absentee voters on ballot return

In recent years, we have becoming increasingly concerned with the integrity of elections in our nation ... and the very first step in safeguarding electoral integrity is to ensure that only those who are registered to vote actually cast ballots.

If you can't reach the voting area because of barriers or other reasons, you can opt for curbside voting.

Already, officials with the Oklahoma State Election Board said 165,598 people have voted through either absentee or early voting, which is almost double the number of early votes cast in the 2014 gubernatorial race.

The executive director of the New York City Board of Elections claims rain and "wet ballots" caused problems for voters at the polls on Tuesday - but failed to mention the state's restrictive voting laws and propensity to purge voters.

Sanders has proposed a bill designating "Democracy Day" as a national election holiday, in an effort to make voting easier for Americans to do. Once you are verified, your ballot will be counted.

Polls are open from 6:30 a.m.to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in OH and 7 a.m.to 8 p.m.in MI. A pollworker will bring a ballot and a voting device to you, assist you if need and place your ballot in the ballot box. "Then we'll start talking about the 2020 elections, and around and around we go", said Andrea Vieux, assistant professor of political science at Johnson County Community College. Residents can also view their sample ballot online and drop off a mail ballot at any of the county's 1,542 polling locations. A full list of the candidates can be found here. "I just don't like the way things are going".

MyVote Wisconsin website is where people can find more information about where and when to vote along with what's on the ballot, absentee voting and voter registration.

More tips: The New York Times shared some additional tips about voting on Election Day. Some counties previously offered that as part of a pilot program that has now been made permanent. If you moved to a different precinct in the same county or moved to another county within 30 days of the election, you can vote what's called a "Failsafe" ballot. It's your right to ask to cast a provisional ballot if any issue arises at the polling place.

There are also local elections for school board seats and local judge's races. Now, 27 of 29 counties in the state use it - all but Carbon and Emery.

Besides the increased mail-in ballot figures, extra public hours also keep the clerk's office busy this time of year. And the Love-McAdams race is so hot and close "that I wouldn't be surprised that we won't know who wins that Tuesday night".



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