Voter 101: What You Need to Know on Election Day

Get answers to common voter questions.

ByABC News via logo
November 2, 2008, 5:28 PM

Nov. 3, 2008 — -- With the election just hours away, voters want to make sure they have everything in order so that their votes will count. Check out "Good Morning America's" voter guide, which answers several common voter questions.

Q: How do I know if I'm registered to vote?

Q: Can I take off work to vote?

Some states require that employers pay employees for time off while they are voting, while others require employees to request time off from their employers in advance.

Q: What should I do if I go to vote and my name is not on the list?

Q: Can wearing a T-shirt with a candidate's likeness prevent me from voting?

To be safe you shouldn't wear your campaign stuff when you go to vote.

Q: If I am still in line when the polls close, will I be able to get in to vote?

Q: Do you have to have proof of residency in the state you are voting in?

Note: Beware of false flyers like one in Virginia telling voters that because of high turnout Republicans will vote Tuesday and Democrats Wednesday.

Also watch out for inaccurate e-mails out there like one going around telling Barack Obama voters that for their vote to count, after they vote for him they then have to vote straight Democratic on the ballot.

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