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Election day: What to expect at the polls

This year's election comes with a few changes for Minnesotans and with nearly 80 percent of the state expected to cast their vote Tuesday, election officials want voters to be prepared. There may be some confusion surrounding two proposed constitutional amendments.
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This year's election comes with a few changes for Minnesotans and with nearly 80 percent of the state expected to cast their vote Tuesday, election judges want voters to be prepared.

There may be some confusion surrounding the proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to present a valid photo ID. Since the measure is not currently in place, MPR says election officials in Minneapolis won't even say the word "identification" to remain neutral.

The other constitutional amendment on the ballot would strengthen the state law against gay marriage. Minnesota is one of four states considering similar measures.

FOX9 says of the five things to know before heading to the polls, ballots with amendment questions left blank will automatically be counted as "no."

There's a good chance your polling place has changed due to redistricting in the state. To find your voting location, visit the Secretary of State's online poll finder. Polls are open until 8 p.m.

The Associated Press looks at the race between President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and considers Minnesota to be "leaning democratic" and predicts 10 electoral votes to go to Obama. WCCO explains why we we have the electoral college:

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