The polls are open until 8 p.m. in Michigan for the mid-term election. I always hear people say, “Get out there and exercise your right to vote!”  Wait a minute!

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I’d like to qualify that: Find out who is running, and what the issues are you’ll be voting on, and think about it for a little bit. Then, get out there and exercise your right to vote! I’d rather ignorant voters just stay home.

Fortunately, a lot of ignorant voters aren’t even registered to vote. Most WBCK and talk radio listeners are registered and do know what they're voting on.  If you're not sure if you're registered, or would like to see what you'll be voting on, click here and see what precinct you're in and view the exact ballot you’ll be looking at in the voting booth.

I looked my ballot over and found out that I don’t get to vote on the Kellogg Community College Board. Darn! There are some people on that board that should be voted off!   No, I found out that I'm in a small area of Calhoun County that votes on the Kalamazoo Valley Community College Board. So, I've researched that this morning, and I'm prepared to cast my vote for two of the five non-partisan candidates. (For non-talk radio listeners, that means we can't tell if they're Democrats or Republicans).

Fritz Klug has a great article on this morning, with some handy links for voting research.

WBCK will have live coverage of the elections starting at 6 p.m. tonight. Fox News Radio will have continuous coverage and the Michigan Radio Network will cover the statewide races with reports. Robert Nelson will be in the WBCK Newsroom to give you local results.

For up-to-the-minute election results, keep tabs with the Election Magic website.

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