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Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

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By Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With Election Day just hours away, voters have been receiving unsolicited advice on how to cast a ballot at the polls. Voting watchdogs say some of the messaging is misleading and incorrect.

Some area voters have received emails and text messages that lay out specific steps for voters when casting ballots on Election Day. Committee of Seventy President Zack Stalberg says many of the messages are wrong. One flawed message that’s gaining relates to straight ticket voting, so Stalberg wants to set the records straight.

“All you have to do is push the button for ‘all Democrats’ if you are a Democrat or ‘all Republicans’ if you vote Republican,” says Stalberg. “The misinformation out there implies that you can somehow make a mistake. That’s just not true.”

Twelve states, including Pennsylvania, allow straight-ticket voting where the push of one button casts your ballot for President, as well as all other candidates in the selected party. If you have questions, call 866-OUR-VOTE for answers.

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