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2020 Election in North State

It's Election Day around the country and in the North State. Whether you voted early or are heading to the polls today, Action News Now will keep you updated on the latest developments in the 2020 election.

Posted: Nov 3, 2020 7:30 AM
Updated: Nov 3, 2020 11:29 PM

NORTH STATE (11:29 p.m.) - Butte County Clerk-Recorder Candace Grubbs spoke with Action News on Election Night about the results for Butte County. Butte County says they received 11 to 12-thousand mail-in ballots Tuesday.

"Right now, we have a lot of ballots that came in the mail today and they haven't been counted," said Grubbs, anticipating more mail-in ballots after election day. Read More


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RESOURCES: Butte CountyShasta County, Tehama County, Glenn County, Modoc County, Trinity County




Democrat Joe Biden has won California in the race for president and the 55 electoral votes that are the most of any state, according to The Associated Press.

California has voted for the Democratic presidential nominee in every election since 1992. Four years ago, Hillary Clinton trounced Donald Trump by more than 4 million votes.

Biden’s running mate, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California, made history as the first Black woman to be a vice presidential nominee for a major political party. She’s also the first Democrat from California to appear on a major party presidential ticket.

For North State elections results, click here. For statewide and national results, click here.

The City of Redding said via Facebook, both polling places and drop boxes will close at 8 p.m. Tuesday. You can still mail your ballot in, as long as it is postmarked by today and received by November 20, 2020.

Stay with Action News Now throughout the day for up-to-the-minute coverage and LIVE election results as they become available.


RESOURCES: Butte CountyShasta County, Tehama County, Glenn County, Modoc County, Trinity County



Do I need my mail-in ballot at polling locations?

If you head to a polling location without your mail-in ballot do you need to head back home and get it? The short answer - no.

If a voter arrives at a polling location today to vote, and did not bring their mailed ballot with them, they can still vote! If this happens, voters may request a provisional ballot to fill out and submit at the location - this is the case across California.

Because many counties have systems in place to track whether ballots have already come in, the county registrar would verify that you have not voted twice – you do not need to turn in the ballot you left at home – that one would be voided, since they are tracked by a voter number.

So, you can still vote in person, using a provisional ballot, but ideally – you should bring your mailed ballot with you if you are choosing to vote in person, according to the non-partisan Election Protection hotline.

In addition to the presidential race between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, Californians will be weighing in on 12 statewide propositions, state and congressional races along with local contests and measures. For a look at the main issues behind each of the 12 propositions, Click Here.

When do polls open?

Polls are open tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Any registered voter in California can decide whether to vote at a polling place or vote by mail. Click Here to learn more.

If you experience trouble voting, or need information, call the non-partisan Election Protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) or click here.

What to bring to your polling place

According to the California Secretary of State, in most cases, California voters are not required to show identification to a polling place worker before casting a ballot. However, if you are voting for the first time after registering to vote by mail and did not provide your driver license number, California identification number or the last four digits of your social security number on your registration form, you may be asked to show a form of identification when you go to the polls. Click Here to review a complete list.

How can I reduce the spread of coronavirus while voting?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has outlined some guidelines to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 on Election Day. Health experts recommend to bring your own face mask, hand sanitizer, and blank ink pen and stay six feet apart from others. Read More

Are the nation's voting systems secure?

The nation’s intelligence chiefs continue to warn that Russia, China and others remain interested in interfering in U.S. elections. What steps have been taken to thwart efforts to infiltrate election systems? Read More

How soon will we know the US election outcome?

A shift to mail voting is increasing the chances Americans won't know the winner of the 2020 presidential race on election night, Nov. 3. But that doesn’t mean the results will be flawed or fraudulent. Read More

What’s the difference between absentee voting and mail voting?

There really isn’t any difference. Both refer to the practice of filling out ballots that are sent to voters through the mail and returned either that way or at drop boxes or other designated places. Read More

Can a voter fix a problem on a mail-in ballot?

If a ballot is tossed because of some issue — maybe a missing signature or it got damaged — will the voter be notified that the ballot’s been invalidated? And can the voter cast a new ballot? This is a tough one — because the rules vary from state to state. Read More

Does the federal government have a role in the vote?

What is the role of the federal government in elections? The federal government has very little role in the elections that choose who is going to run it. Here's how it breaks down.

What happens if the US election is contested?

Even if the election is messy and contested in court, the country will have a president on Inauguration Day. The Constitution and federal law ensure it. Read More

What are the rules around poll watching on Election Day in the United States?

Monitoring the votes at polling places is allowed in most states, but rules vary and it’s not a free-for-all. States have established rules, in part, to avoid any hint that observers will harass or intimidate voters. Read More

What states vote early and when are these votes counted? 

All states allow some form of early voting, be it by casting votes in person at polling places early, voting by mail, or both. But each state has different rules and timelines on when this occurs. Read More

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