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Today is Election Day Detroit so do your civic duty and get out here and help make a change in your community. For those of you who don’t feel prepared, don’t worry here are some helpful tips and things you need to know to get you out to the polls.

The elections for Michigan governor, secretary of state, and attorney general will take place today November 8. Governor Gretchen Whitmer will face Republican challenger Tudor Dixon. The Republican Kristina Karamo is challenging the Democrat Jocelyn Benson for the position of Secretary of State and  in the race for attorney general, incumbent Democrat Dana Nessel faces Republican attorney Matthew DePerno.

Michigan voters will also participate in voting for three ballot proposals. Proposal 1 calls for changing state term limits and requiring lawmakers and statewide elected officials to disclose their finances. As part of Proposal 2, nine days of in-person early voting would be available, private donations would be allowed for public elections, and several other changes would be made to the voting process. The last and final proposal, Proposal 3, Michigan’s constitution would be amended to protect people’s right to abortion and invalidate a 91-year-old ban.

If you’re wondering where to vote, you can vote in person at polling places between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., depending on where you live. To find out where to click the following link. https://www.vote.org/polling-place-locator/ For those of you who haven’t registered to vote, you can still register today. Applicants must show proof of residency in Michigan with a state ID or driver’s license, current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or another government document.

Finally here are some things to expect when entering the voting center. All registered voters must have one the following forms of I.D. to vote:

  • Driver license
  • State ID
  • U.S. passport
  • Military ID with photo
  • Student ID with a photo from a high school or accredited college, or university
  • Tribal identification card with photo

Once proof of I.D. is certified, you will be asked to enter a secure voting area where you will be given a ballot to place your vote. et out and don’t forget to vote.