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Montevideo American-News - Montevideo, MN
  • Election notebook: Sandy damage not likely to change Election Day

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  • Damage from Superstorm Sandy in the Northeast has many people asking if Election Day will be postponed, but it doesn’t appear likely, it was reported Wednesday. If polling locations that use electronic voting machines are still without power next Tuesday, those voters may have to cast their ballots by hand, and cleanup at locations have already begun. A change of Election Day requires an act of Congress, but they can only change federal voting, not local.
    Obama and Christie team up
    President Barack Obama and his critic New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got together today to tour damaged areas of New Jersey. The Republican Christie once said Obama was “blindly walking around the White House looking for a clue,” but this week he praised the Obama administration’s response to the damage inflicted by Sandy.
    Back on the campaign trail
    Mitt Romney resumed campaigning today, hitting stops in Florida. Obama will resume campaigning tomorrow, with stops in Wisconsin, Colorado and Las Vegas. Romney tomorrow will be in Virginia.
    Criticism over ad
    Romney found himself the target of General Motors and Chrysler today because of an ad that blamed Obama for forcing the auto companies to shift operations overseas. Executives for both companies attacked Romney, saying the claims in the ad were lies.
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    VOTING INFORMATION
    When do I vote?
    Early voting may still be available in your area. Check with your town or county, or visit http://www.ncsl.org - this site lists the early voting regulations of each state. Otherwise you can vote on Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 6) at your designated precinct.
    How do I find my polling place?
    Call your town or county, or go online to your county clerk’s website or to http://www.vote411.org.
    How do I know who/what is on my ballot?
    Your newspaper may have information, or you can visit your county clerk’s website or a trusted website like http://votesmart.org. You can see the candidates, referendums and more.
    GateHouse News Service
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