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Help for voters: What you need to know

Election Day is Tuesday. Here's what you need to know.

Polls: Open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time. Anyone in line by 6 p.m. may vote.

Questions: Call your county clerk or visit the Voter Information Center at www.elect.ky.gov to find out whether you are registered to vote, where you vote, your elected representatives and a sample ballot for your county.

Identification: Voters must produce identification before voting. Types of ID that can be used include driver's license, Social Security card, credit card or ID containing both photo and signature.

Fraud: If you see any election problems, call Attorney General Jack Conway's Election Fraud Hotline at 1-800-328-8683. Also, fill out a form at Kentucky.com to tell a reporter about your voting problems.

Lines: With heavy turnout predicted, expect some lines to be long. Be respectful of fellow voters by arriving with your election choices already decided. If you're still undecided, read the voter guide on Kentucky.com.

No video: It is illegal to videotape yourself voting in Kentucky despite the national YouTube/PBS "Video Your Vote" project targeting first-time voters.

Schools closed: All public schools are closed.

No booze: Alcohol sales, either by-the-drink or in a package, are not allowed while the polls are open.

Bedbug update: People voting at the Ballard-Griffith Towers Apartments in Lexington should not be concerned about the bedbugs that have infested more than 300 units at the complex, according to city officials. The voting room has been chemically treated, all furniture removed and the carpet steam cleaned to remove any possibility of infestation. Voters who do not live in the complex are asked to enter the precinct from the outside door that leads directly to the voting room instead of entering through the building lobby.

Michelle Ku

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