Monterey Bay Area – Election Day got off to a rocky start on the Central Coast. In Big Sur a combination of rain and ground left barren by the Basin Complex Fire, filled the polling place parking lot with mud and debris forcing a change in venue. And in Santa Cruz vandals struck two polling places, delaying the start of voting at one. Despite this rough start, voters are on track for a record turnout. KAZU's Krista Almanzan reports.
Monterey Bay Area – Long lines are likely this Election Day and could be made longer by the long ballots. Beyond the Presidential Election, Central Coast voters have to decide on twelve statewide measures, as well as a number of local measures and local candidates for everything from City Council to Airport Board.
Salinas, CA – Election Day is still a few days away, but for the past few weeks thousands of voters have been casting their ballots in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties. "We like that idea of standing in line," said Ophelia Raymond, "but because we are going out of town, we want to be sure that our vote is in." Raymond and her husband Frank voted at the Monterey County Elections Office in Salinas.
Monterey Bay Area – It's seven o'clock on a Wednesday night at the Church of the Rock in Salinas, and the pews are filled with parents and kids from several area churches. Their attention is focused on the front of the church where a projection screen is showing a live state-wide simulcast about traditional marriage and involvement in the Yes on 8 Campaign. It's just one way proponents are rallying support for Proposition 8.