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Tuesday is election day

Tuesday, May 6 is primary election day in Indiana, and if you are not sure if you are ready, check out this list for your last minute voting needs:

When can I vote: The polls are open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Where do I vote: If you don't already know your polling place, check the statewide voter registration system at www.IndianaVoters.com and click on "Find My Polling Place."

What do I need to vote: You need to be registered to vote, and you need to have registered at least a month before the election. If you are unsure if you are registered, check the statewide voter registration system at www.IndianaVoters.com.

Voters also need a state- or federal government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license or veteran's ID (without expiration date). Indiana Photo ID cards are available free at BMV branches for voting. For more information, see http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2401.htm.

Who's running: A primary election decides the candidates who will represent their party in the fall election. This year in Indiana, candidates are running for U.S. House of Representatives, some Indiana Senate and all House seats, county offices, judge positions and some local offices. Winners will be on the ballot for the Nov. 4 general election.

Visit www.IndianaVoters.com to check voter registration, polling places, get sample ballots, and find out federal state and local elected officials. You may also call the Indiana Election Division at (800) 622-4941.

Finally, the Indianapolis Star has put together a 2014 Primary Voting Guide to help you compare candidates in different races. Put in your address and the site will list the voting districts for your address and prepare a sample ballot. Click on any two candidates to see their responses to the Indy Star voting questionnaire and compare them.