Here's what you need to know ahead of Election Day

Election Day is just hours away. Whether you voted early or are preparing to head to the polls tomorrow, Action News Now will keep you updated on the latest developments in the 2020 election.

Posted: Nov 2, 2020 8:28 AM
Updated: Nov 2, 2020 2:29 PM

NORTH STATE - Whether you voted early or are preparing to head to the polls tomorrow, Action News Now will keep you updated on the latest developments in the 2020 election.

On election day, Action News Now will provide live up-to-the-minute results.

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



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.

Action News Now has given local candidates a chance to explain why they want to serve your community. Click Here to listen to statements from candidates across the North State.

California voters will decide the future of 12 statewide propositions on Nov. 3. The measures placed on the ballot cover numerous topics including property taxes and criminal justice.

The propositions require approval by a simple majority of voters in order to pass. Unless specified, propositions approved by voters will take effect once the election results are certified in December.

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.

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.


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



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