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Morning Read: Election Day Information for DMV Voters

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    NEWSLETTERS

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    The never-ending campaigns this election cycle are finally coming to a close Tuesday.

    Yesterday, Morning Read had a roundup of the important ballot questions and races in Maryland, Virginia and D.C.

    Today, it’s time to make sure everyone is prepared when they get to the polls. Click through to see what’s on your ballot in D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

    Polling hours in the District and Maryland are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Polling hours in Virginia are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    To find your polling site, click here, or use the tool below:

     

    Each state has a different voter identification law. Make sure you are familiar with your law and bring the correct form of ID to vote. (This mostly applies to voters in Virginia, where the ID law there is stricter than it was in 2008 and 2010.)

    IN VIRGINIA:

    Voters must bring at least one form of ID to the polls -- this can be a driver's license, Virginia student ID, voter registration card, utility bill or a government check with your name and address.

    If you do not bring ID, you will only be able to cast a provisional ballot and must submit an approved form of ID to your local election board by Friday in order for your vote to be counted. A full list of acceptable IDs can be found here.

    IN MARYLAND:

    Some first-time voters will be asked to show ID before voting. An acceptable ID includes a photo ID or a copy of a current (within the last three months) paycheck, government check, bank statement or utility bill that indicates your name and address.

    IN THE DISTRICT:

    Registered voters do not need to show a proof of residency to vote, but some polling facilities may require some ID to enter the facility, so you're encouraged to bring some form of ID.

    If you are registering to vote at the polls today, you will need to provide proof of residence to register and cast a special ballot. And if you are a first-time voter who registered by mail and did not provide a proof of residence when registering, you will need to show some sort of proof of residence in order to cast a regular ballot.


    * If you see any problems with voting in the DMV area on Election Day, the News4 I-Team wants to hear from you. Call the I-Team Voter Patrol Tipline at 202-885-4444 or email them at tips@news4iteam.com.

    * To lodge a complaint with the State Board of Elections in Virginia click here, in Maryland call 1-800-222-VOTE (8683) and in D.C. call 202-727-2194.

    * Click through to see what’s on your ballot in D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

    * Polling hours in the District and Maryland are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Polling hours in Virginia are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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