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The Ten Commandments of Voting

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Here are the Ten Commandments for Voting, based on a list of Do’s and Don’t’s provided by Secretary of State Grimes. Follow these for a good experience when you go vote tomorrow.

  1. Verify your voter registration status before you head to the polls. (
  2. Know where you vote. (
  3. Know the most convenient times to vote. Polls tend to be busiest during the morning and evening rush hours and at lunchtime.
  4. Bring your ID with you (driver’s license, social security card, credit card, or other form of identification that contains both a picture and signature).
  5. If you’re running late, remember: As long as you are in line by 6 PM, you will be allowed to vote.
  6. Don’t record the identity of other voters in the voting room.
  7. If you need help, ask the poll workers; they have been trained to deal with most issues, including how to use the machines. And if you have a problem with the poll workers themselves, or if you see some issue at the polls, call your county clerk, the Board of Elections at (502) 573-7100, or the Election Fraud Hotline at (800) 328-8683. (Remember 328-VOTE.)
  8. Thank your poll workers. It takes 15,000 of them to run an election, and the process would not be possible without them. They deserve our appreciation.
  9. Remind everyone around you to go vote!
  10. And finally, get your election results by visiting


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