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  • Election notebook: New polls show virtual tie between Obama, Romney

  • Two polls released Sunday show a dead heat between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll showed a virtual tie – Obama, 48 p...
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  • Two polls released Sunday show a dead heat between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll showed a virtual tie – Obama, 48 percent, Romney, 47 percent – a CNN poll had the two at 49 percent apiece, and the Pew Center gave Obama a 50 percent to 47 percent edge.
    Furious day of campaigning
    Sunday was a busy day for the candidates, with Obama stumping in New Hampshire, Florida, Ohio and Colorado, and Romney stumping in Iowa, Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Both gave their final pitches during these stops. Obama said. "On the one hand, you can choose to return to the top-down policies that crashed our economy. Or you can join me in building a future that focuses on a strong and growing middle class." Romney said, "Throughout this campaign, using everything he can think of, President Obama has tried to convince you his last four years have been a success. So his plan for the next four years is to take all the ideas from his first term -- the borrowing, Obamacare and all the rest -- and do them all over again. He calls his plan 'forward'. I call it forewarned."
    Are you ready for some campaigning?
    Obama will make a pretaped appearance on “Monday Night Football” tomorrow. The president will give an interview Monday morning with ESPN’s Chris Berman, and it will air during halftime.
    Sandy’s affect
    Some New York counties may get an extra day to vote. A New York state Board of Elections spokesman said if turnout is less than 25 percent on Election Day, county officials might ask for an additional day of voting.  
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    VOTING INFORMATION
    When do I vote?
    Early voting is over, so you can vote on Election Day (Tuesday) at your designated precinct.
    How do I find my polling place?
    Call your town or county, or go online to your county clerk’s website or to http://www.vote411.org.
    How do I know who/what is on my ballot?
    Page 2 of 2 - Your newspaper may have information, or you can visit your county clerk’s website or a trusted website like http://votesmart.org. You can see the candidates, referendums and more.
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