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Action News Now spoke with many voters crowding precincts today who discussed why they vote.

Posted: Nov 6, 2018 5:00 PM
Updated: Nov 6, 2018 5:15 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Lines crowded precincts in Butte County on a day that an employee of the Butte County Clerk's Office said is the busiest she's seen the polling station in years for a non-presidential election. 

Action News Now reporter Laura Eng spoke with many voters today about why they decided to come out and vote in the midterm elections. 

"I think it's our way, the people's way, of voicing what we want to see change in government," said Rick Frazier, a Chico resident. 

For Frazier, it's also about teaching his family a valuable lesson. 

"I can't stress it to my kids and my grandkids enough that when you talk with your voice, it's your ballot," he said. 

Oroville resident Nida Webster rode to the poll on her electric scooter, stating that nothing was stopping her from voting in this election. 

"Hopefully I'm making my daughter proud because I remembered to vote today," she said. 

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