Avoiding The Election Crowd: Voters Cast Ballots On Saturday

Election Day is days away, but many people in Fresno cast their ballots at the polls already.

Those who already had their minds made up took advantage of Saturday voting at the downtown Fresno elections office.

"Didn't get our voter pamphlets in the mail, so decided to come down here and take care of business," said Diane Neulinger, who voted on Saturday.

Plenty of people took advantage of the polls being open on the weekend.

"So happy they're open Saturday...couldn't have come down during the week," said Neulinger.

On election Tuesday hundreds of thousands of people are expected to flock to about 400 voting precincts in Fresno County.

And voters might expect it to be more crowded especially since there is now a record number of Californians who are registered to vote.

For the first time, more than 18 million people across the state are registered - that's more than a million new voters since 2008.

That's why some gladly cast their ballots Saturday.

"It's a very nice thing to be able to come downtown and vote without having to stand in line at the polls, or watch your watch to make sure you get there on time," said Janice Bizer.

"We just want to make sure our vote counts to try and keep things going, not go backwards," said Bizer.

Election day is Tuesday, November 6th.

Polls open at 7 in the morning, and close at 8 o'clock at night.