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Questions and answers for voters on absentee ballots, early voting and Election Day

Election Day is Tuesday, and if long early-voting lines are any indication, voters should be armed with patience.

The ballot is long — 12 pages in some cities — and complicated. And a presidential election always leads to high turnout.

Despite requests from Democrats and Democratic-leaning groups, particularly in South Florida, Republican Gov. Rick Scott told the Associated Press late Thursday that he will not extend early voting, which ends at 7 p.m. Saturday. The U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday that it will monitor Miami-Dade early voting to ensure the county is complying with a federal law protecting minorities’ voting rights.

To make things a little easier, The Miami Herald compiled a list of answers to frequently asked questions about voting. The answers come from the Miami-Dade and Broward elections supervisor’s offices.

The best advice for voters: Do your homework. Research the races and questions on the lengthy ballot. Find your polling place. If you’re voting early, check the wait times online before you go.

And maybe bring a book.

Read the Q-and-A here.