Local Campaigns Make Final Push Before Election Day

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SACRAMENTO -- In the final weekend before the election, campaigns big and small are using volunteers day and night to get out the vote.

At Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones' campaign office, everyone is on the phones including the candidate himself.

"I think at first normally they'll think it's a recording... That's why I always say 'how are you?' and when they find out it's me it's usually, 'oh hey!'" Jones told FOX40.

Although the election is just two days away, some people still haven't looked at their voters guide.

"One of the guys I called said 'I didn't even know you were running for anything.' So it just goes to show you that not everybody is decided," Jones said.

Similar efforts are being made at Congressman Ami Bera's office, where volunteers are trying to recreate the success they had two years ago.

"Two years ago we had the largest field organization in the country, so we knocked on more doors, made more phone calls than any other race in the United States, we're on goal to surpass that this year," said Bera.

Sacramento campaign volunteers are also doing their part to win states other than California.

"As a Trump-focused specific phone bank we're targeting those battleground states back East. Although we do call Nevada, today's efforts are in Florida," said Walter Goodwater, with the Sacramento County Trump campaign.

Clinton volunteers dialing just as many of those battleground states at their campaign office near Sacramento State.

But few campaigns are making cold calls, instead reconnecting with supporters they identified months ago.

"You know, the last couple of months is more focused on the people we've identified, the universe we've identified, and then trying to get those people not only to vote for me but to actually get out and vote," Jones said.

"These are neighbors talking to neighbors, that's what election is all about, getting people to cast their ballots," Bera said.

Every campaign FOX40 spoke with Sunday said it's important voters come up with a "voting plan" -- scheduling a specific time before or after work when voters can take 20 minutes and go to the polling place.

Vote by mail rules have also changed, voters can still mail in their ballot as long as it's post marked by Tuesday.

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