WEST MICHIGAN - As the Election Day quickly approaches, the Ottawa County Clerk's Office has released some helpful tips voters should keep in mind.
The No. 1 tip for voters is to avoid peak times: The clerk's office reports lines are shorter during 9-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Another helpful tip is be prepared: Voters are encouraged to check their polling location address and having up-to-date photo ID. Information on polling locations can be found at https://vote.michigan.gov/mvic.
It is also recommended that voters have their photo ID out and ready at the polling location to help the process move quickly. Voters without an ID might still be issued a ballot, however they are required to sign an affidavit.
The clerk's office also wants to remind voters that Michigan election law prohibits everyone from displaying any campaign material, which includes clothing with candidates names or political party logos on it.
Any campaign related activity must occur at least 100 feet from any entrance to a polling location, the clerk's office states.
If voters still need absentee ballots, they are still available in local city or township clerk's offices. Absentee ballots will be available until Saturday, Nov. 5.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8.
More information on the voting process can be found at https://miottawa.org/elections. Voters can contact the Ottawa Count Clerk's office at 616-994-4531.
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