Voters have been out out in force at the many polling places throughout Dixon Tuesday. We stopped by CA Jacobs middle school where 262 ballots and 50 provisions had already been cast by 1:30 p.m.
Donald Ritchey, working his sixth year as a Poll Inspector, says they expect well over 500 voters to pass through their polling place before the end of the day.
Dixon native, Robin (pictured above), says she votes every year and that this year's Presidential race was "the big one" for her.
Victor Uhlik, volunteering at the polls for the first time this year, was just outside the polling location as a trained observer for the Election Integrity Project (EIP). The EIP is a volunteer based organization formed to provide non-partisan education about the electoral system, as well as training and oversight for volunteers who want to help protect and preserve a fair and honest election in California.
"We look at the election codes and make sure they are all done correctly, that everything is on the up," says Uhlik, "If someone comes to the polls wearing a shirt that states their opinion, it must be inside out. No one can talk politics within 100 feet of the polling place. We make sure voter assistants are sworn under oath, and help with any minor misunderstandings."
School was just letting out and many students gazed at the booths as they rushed about the campus.
Hannah Harvey, a CA Jacobs seventh grader, had this to say about the polls and election:
"My dad has really strong political views," she began. "I hear him and his friends talk about them all the time. I know that voting for the President is really important to him."
Harvey reports that they will be discussing election results in class tomorrow.
Dixon polling places are open until 8 p.m. tonight, click here to find your registered polling place and get out to vote!