Election Day 2012: Your voice, your vote

Election Day is here and there are some things you need to know before heading to the polls.

First, you have to get yourself to the right polling location.

"There are over 200 precincts in the county, 157 unique polling locations so you need to know where to go to vote and you can find that on the website Indianavoters," said Jake Teshka, Executive Director of the Republican Party of St. Joseph County.

Once you find your polling location, there's only one thing you need to remember before heading out to vote. - a photo ID.

"They have to bring a valid identification. It can be an Indiana Drivers License, an Indiana identification card, a military ID, a passport or a state issued college ID,” said Cindy Striech, Supervisor of Absentee Voting.

If you lost your license and don't have any of the others head to the nearest BMV. They're giving them away for free.

"You can get a voter ID card which is different from a driver's license because obviously it doesn't permit you to drive,” said Teshka.

If you can't drive to the polls, both parties want to help.

"We're providing transportation to anybody that needs it. And as of tomorrow we will also have wheelchair transportation. We'll have a van that's capable of picking you up and taking you back home,” said Robert Warnock, Jr., Assistant to Democratic Chairman John Broden.

Once you get to your polling location, you can’t wear political shirts or buttons supporting a candidate.

The polls in Indiana are open 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.

In Michigan, polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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