Many community members 'confident' in voting process

For the most part people in the community told Action News Now that they will trust the results but some are concerned about possible impacts the coronavirus could have.

Posted: Nov 2, 2020 6:43 PM
Updated: Nov 2, 2020 6:48 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - When the polls close and the final ballot is counted, will everyone accept the results?

For the most part people in the community told Action News Now that they will trust the results but some are concerned about possible impacts the coronavirus could have in the voting process. 

Marty Birch, from Corning says, “I think the voting system in the state is quite good, thorough and competent, I have always felt that when I voted in the polls, that it was well run.”

And Marty Birch isn't alone when it comes to trusting the results.

Michael Hubbartt says, “I’m 74 and I have been voting for the last 50 years and I have never had any concerns about the accuracy of the elections.”

Community member, Tyler Jenkins says, “I think I would mostly trust them. I think I’m willing to accept it either way but if it doesn’t happen an election is an election and its fair and I’ll take what the country has decided.”

Some say they are concerned about the impacts of the pandemic.

Andrew Whitsett, who lives in Butte County, says, “I think things are different because of everyone at home because of covid, I don’t know how it’s going to turn out but I hope it’s honest and true in the end.”

Harry Pochman, “I don’t have much of a choice in it, I just have to accept what they are putting out.

But all agree it's important to make sure your voice is heard.

 Tyler Jenkins, added “I know, I casted my vote and ballot, I encourage everyone to do the same because your voice matter.”

Hubbartt added, “It’s an important part of who we are and what we do in this country and I think we set an example for the rest of the world. “

Voter assistance centers like the one at the Chico State Bell Memorial Union are open across Butte County.

You can drop off your voted ballot, get a replacement ballot, or update your voter registration.

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