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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.

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Snerdly Fackle

Every citizen of this state, every voter, everybody conerned with the political state of this state, should - - must - - take note of Mr. Scott's having signed the bill that shortened the number of "early voting" days and reduced the number of available sites; and must search the websites of the state house and senate to get the names of the people who (a) introduced the proposed Constitutional amendments and then (b) voted to put them on this ballot.

It has all been a ploy to stack the deck and tilt the field in favor of the ultra-conservative Republicans, who know that with less time to do it and more difficulty in understanding the intentionally tortuous and misleading language of the amendments, people will be less likely to vote. Typically, those are people who vote against arch-conservatives and their people-bashing games.

Take note of their names, everybody; and then,

When they are next sitting for re-election, vote them out of office. Send them back to their subsidized farms, sugar fields, and privatized state-sponsored businesses.

They don't represent us. They represent themselves, and the small number of their buddies who earn off of what they do in the legislature.

ers

Let's vote out of office in 2014, He's an unconcerned and inept politician,

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