Emotions spilled into the ballot box Tuesday morning as the first voters in Santa Maria hit the polls. Some voters say they had a hard time deciding what to choose on their ballots.
“It’s a big election, it’s different than most – it’s tough on the decision,” says Santa Maria voter Reece Padilla.
17 propositions are on this year’s ballot, making it lengthier than most ballots voters receive. Some voters argue these additions are imperative to improve our state and our country.
“I hope that the bills and the propositions I voted for come through so that we can help each other,” Eva Macias, a Santa Maria voter tells us.
For those who still haven’t voted, voters in Santa Maria are urging their neighbors to use their civic duty and vote.
“It’s a great opportunity, we live in a wonderful country as to who we are, what we do and we should lead the world as far as voting and our freedoms,” says Macias.
“It’s a right to vote and unless we do it, nothing will change. So I just want people to get out there and vote, it’s really important,” Chris Schutlz, a Santa Maria Voter says.
The polls are at open until 8 p.m.