Fresno County prepares for primary day Tuesday

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. - Tuesday is our primary election and residents are getting a jump start on casting their ballots.

Voters were able to avoid the crowds at the Fresno County Election main office by dropping off their ballots a day early. 

If you still want to beat Tuesday's crowds, all you have to do is drop off your ballot any time Monday night.

"My main concern is for governor of California," Eric Vasquez, a registered voter, said. 

Vasquez is confident in who he's voting for and said choosing our state and local leaders shouldn't be taken lightly.

"Part of being an American is voting," he said.

The Fresno County Election Office said there is over 440,000 registered voters in Fresno County and 266 polling locations.

Most, they said drop off or mail in.

"We mailed out about 248,000 vote-by-mail ballot envelopes and we received about 54,000 in so far," Brandi Orth, Fresno County clerk registrar of voters, said.

Officials said primary day is sure to be busy.

"You may use one of our 10 voted ballot drive-thru locations throughout the county, we'll have one here downtown, you don't even have to get out of the car," Orth said.

The election office said if your ballot is post marked by Tuesday and they receive it by Friday, it still counts.

If you have not registered to vote, there's still time, thanks to a new law.

"If you come to the election's main office then you may register to vote and vote today and tomorrow, but you have to come here, you can't do it at a polling location," Orth said.

Polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m. and close 8 p.m. 

If you want to find you polling location you can call 559-600-8683.

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