Neighborhood polling places are history in five California counties: Sacramento, Nevada, Napa, San Mateo and Madera.
They are being replaced by one-stop vote centers, drop boxes and voting by mail. The changes are part of the Voters Choice Act, designed to give Californians more choices on how they can vote.
At the Sacramento County Elections office, hundreds of ballots are arriving each day.
“We’ve received nearly 8,000 vote-by-mail ballots voted and back in house,” said Alice Jarboe, interim Registrar of Voters for Sacramento County. “And that’s a record for this time period prior to any election that I’ve been involved with in the past 20 years."
It appears there’s a surge in voter turnout at a time when Sacramento County is going through some big changes.