Several races on the line as Election Day arrives

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In Cape Elizabeth, a line of voters stretched from the high school gym through the hallways and out into the parking lot by 6:30 am., 30 minutes before the polls opened.

The Board of Elections also cited rips and stray mark on paper ballots causing issues.

Ten business days before Election Day, we begin processing the VBMs.

The Department of Justice said it was sending four staffers to Arizona to monitor federal voting rights compliance at Tuesday's polls.

"An hour went down, two hours went down", said volunteer Suzie Stephan. That's a 1.9 million-person jump over those registered for the 2014 election. Former secretaries of state, Phil Keisling of OR and Sam Reed of Washington, co-wrote an op-ed in the New York Times in September lauding what they call "vote-at-home" laws that they credit for higher turnout in those states. "A determination is then made as to whether the voter was eligible to vote, and therefore whether the ballot is to be counted".

The polls are open from at least 7 7 p.m.

"Every election is like Groundhog Day: long lines, polling site issues, huge problems", Johnson tweeted. Voters without identification can vote by provisional ballot.

How do you know if you should fill one out? "They don't have to go just to the one nearest where they live", but could visit one near where they work or shop.

"For the next few hour we're looking at cloudy skies", he said just after the polls opened at 7 a.m.

Where do I vote? . "It's part of living here". "It's important to vote", she said.

"All you hear is how bad the roads are", Alspaugh said.

The right to take a sample ballot into the voting booth. If you don't have those documents, you can still obtain a document that you can use for voting through the ID Petition Process at the DMV.

7 p.m. Those in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

The first results will be released shortly after polls closed. Those will reflect most of the about 430,000 mail-in ballots received through Sunday, Vu said.

"We have issued the highest number of Vote by Mail ballots in Ocean County election history", Colabella said in an October 29 statement from the clerk's office.