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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Polls Are Open in American Fork

No opinions here, at least none about how you should vote. Just links to check your registration, learn your precinct, find your voting location, prepare the proper ID, etc.

(This is not that next post where I promised to discuss something that might be a little crazy. It's just a little Election Day public service announcement.)

I voted today at about 11:45 a.m. at the American Fork Library. Two precincts are voting there today, mine (AF09) and AF04. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. I was the 30th voter at that location, so turnout is low, as we would expect.

If you don't know your precinct, or need to check that you're already registered, go to vote.utah.gov, enter your house number, your street name or number (no direction or suffix), and your ZIP code, and the system will look you up. (Ignore the "wait time" it shows for your precinct. It said "36" for me -- 36 what, I'm not sure -- and I waited less than 36 seconds.)

If you already know your precinct, look here at American Fork's municipal web site for your polling location, a sample ballot, and an electronic copy of the official mailer, which lists ID requirements and more. (Your valid Utah driver license will be sufficient.)

If you forgot to register, you won't be able to vote, but this would be a great day to register, to avoid the problem recurring in November.

When you go, be sure to say a kind and appreciative word to the poll workers. It's a long shift, and they're a dwindling species.

In case you missed it, you may want to consult my little voting guide for this primary election in American Fork.



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