Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey's election 411

- We're now just about a week away from the big election. Election Day is Tuesday, November 8.

Can an election really be "rigged?" What ID can I use to vote? And what about those selfies, anyway?

Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey joins us in studio to answer all our election questions.

When you go to vote, you'll need a current government-issued photo ID.

"In the city of Detroit, we have what we call a three-page ballot," she wants Detroit voters to know. This means you'll get two ballots -- one front-and-back sheet, and a second sheet.

On the front sheet are partisan positions, and on the back are non-partisans. The second sheet are proposals only.

You must insert both into the tabulator for your vote to be cast.

Additionally, she says selfies are allowed with your ballot -- but she encourages you to take a selfie with your 'I Voted' sticker.

We might be surprised by this year's voter turnout, Winfrey says.

She explains they gauge voter turnout by the amount of absentee activity they're getting, and she says this year's activity rivals that of 2012's. She thinks voter turnout might be around 45 - 50 percent.

Lastly, on that theory that this election could be rigged -- Winfrey says it's just not possible.

She explains the state of Michigan uses paper ballots and not machines, so that diminishes the likelihod of fraud. She also says our voting process is not connected to the internet in any way, so that eliminates fraudulent activity in that department, too.

To find your polling location and see what will be on your ballot, visit

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

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