Voters Head to the Polls Day Before Elections, Both Parties See Big Turnouts


FRESNO, Calif. —  Huge numbers of voters turned out to the polls on Monday, a day before election day.

Local democrats and republicans are making calls and urging others to vote on Monday.

The Fresno County Registrars office said they saw 1,100 voters on Monday. The office said this is shaping up to be like the presidential election of 2016.

They said then voter turnout was 66% and they are predicting they will be getting very close to that.

Even a day early, they said we are already rivaling numbers from June’s election.

“In June of this year turnout was 31% we already have 97,000 ballots returned, that’s already sitting at a 20% turnout and we haven’t even gotten to tomorrow yet,” said Brandi Orth, Fresno County Registrars office.

To get voters out to the polls, The Fresno County Democrats and Republicans are pushing last minute votes.

Both parties said they have made thousands of calls.

Both said they have never seen this kind of turnout, interest and energy in a midterm election as a result they are seeing more people at the grassroots efforts trying to get the word out as well.

“It is extremely important. The country has taken a bad direction for the past 2 years and that is going to be continued if we don’t make a change right now,” said Michael Evans, Fresno County Democratic Party.

“Donald Trump he has changed the equation more than any President in our lifetime and he has done so much in 2 years and people see that, he loves America, he is not smooth but he is successful,” said Fred Vanderhoof, Fresno County Republican Party Chairman.

You have from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. on election day.

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