Registrar Recommends Making a Voting Plan to Save Time

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SACRAMENTO -- After a long and tumultuous election season, Election Day is finally with in reach. If you didn't mail in your ballot, plan on heading to the polls on Tuesday, are you prepared?

"It's very exciting for our office, but it's like, 'Do we have enough ballots? Do we have enough this?' We have checked, double checked -- we are ready," Sacramento County Registrar of Voters Jill LaVine said.

With 17 statewide propositions on the ballot, LaVine recommends doing your homework ahead of time.

"We have been watching in the lobby and if you bring in your cheat sheet or your sample ballot book, it takes about 10 minutes to mark it," she said. "Those that have not done any research, I have seen them sit down and be in the lobby for over an hour."

You can do your research by reading your sample ballot book and, if you are on a time crunch, LaVine recommends strategically planning when you will vote on Tuesday.

"If you are at a school, avoid the closing or opening time of school when school starts or ends. Kind of go in between, before lunch, after lunch, and if you can, get it done before 5 o'clock, then that is good and you are not waiting at all," LaVine said.

If you're not sure where your polling place is, look on the back of your sample ballot or by clicking here.

Poling places open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

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