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Published June 06, 2012, 08:24 PM

Less Than a Week Until Primary Election Day

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Wednesday was the last day for early voters in Grand Forks to cast their ballots for the June 12 primary election. With a change in precincts, there are a few things you should know as election day approaches.

By: Stacie Van Dyke, WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Wednesday was the last day for early voters in Grand Forks to cast their ballots for the June 12 primary election.

With a change in precincts, there are a few things you should know as election day approaches.

More than 1,500 voters turned out to the Alerus Center to cast early ballots and they have some tips for those waiting until Tuesday.

With less than a week until the primary, voters didn't miss the opportunity to voice their opinions.

"Coming out today was easy, it was fast, there's a ton of people coming in and out but we got in and out in about five minutes," voter Katie Horob said.

"It really is an honor to come vote of course in our democratic society it's almost an expectation," early voter George Schuber said.

For some like Schubert, preparation was key.

"As you can see, I have the paper and the ballot with me and just came in and copied it over," Schubert said.

If you're slightly less prepared than Schubert, there are a few key things to know before you vote.

"The measures are very hard to understand, so we have printed them in big print so people can read it and review it and they can take it right to their voting spot," poll worker Diane Fossum said.

If your drivers license has your current address, that's all you need to cast your vote. Just make sure you're going to the right place.

"Check your map, make sure you're going to the right poll place because I would say nine out of ten have changed," Fossum said.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

You can find out your polling place online or by calling the county auditor's office at (701) 780-8200.

The deadline for absentee ballots is June 11. You can pick one up at the County Office Building on 4th St.

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