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Tuesday is the deadline to register and vote in the 2020 General Election

Election Day Eve voting
Scott Sheahen / KEYT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif — American voters are in the homestretch for the 2020 Election. Tuesday is the final day of voting and Election Day. 

National election officials said more than 100 million voters have already cast ballots. In California, every registered voter was mailed a ballot. And in Santa Barbara County more than 140 thousand votes have been cast heading into Election Day.

For voters who recently moved, there’s still time to register and vote in California. In Santa Barbara County, Joe Holland, who is the registrar of voters, said a voter can register and vote provisionally at a poll location. All they need is an ID or the last four digits of their social security number.

Santa Barbara voter, Sam Parrot, registered and voted Monday. She said it was, "Super easy. There's minimal lines. Everybody knows what they're doing, very helpful."

Tuesday is Election Day. And the final day for voters to cast ballots in the general election.

"We're expecting at least 200 thousand people to cast a ballot," said Holland. "So we're looking at another 40 thousand in-person tomorrow."

Holland reminded in California there is still time to register before voting.

"Go to any one of our 35 in-person voting locations and we'll just have you vote a provisional ballot," said Holland. "And just make sure you haven't voted anywhere else before we count it."

Parrot did that Monday. "So I changed my mailing address and I didn't get the mail-in ballot," said Parrot. "So I called and they said I was pending. So I came down here, fixed the registration and went ahead and voted."

To make her voting quicker Parrot said she brought a voting cheatsheet she made while during research online.

"Actually went on the KEYT website and just looked up any questions that I had about people I wasn't familiar with. I just think people need to come out. It's easy, no lines, just get out here and do it."

Holland said there are few polling locations this year 35 instead of 86. But those locations have been open since Saturday. Tuesday the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m..

For more information about candidates, props or voting locations, visit the Santa Barbara County Elections Office website.

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