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Election hold outs are making their decisions by the deadline

election ballot vote by mail SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
Voters are in the final hours to cast ballots for the March 3 primary election.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Voters who have been waiting on the sidelines to cast their ballots are now getting into the 2020 campaign with the clock running out.

They certainly have been getting an earful during the last couple of months but for some it hasn't been enough.

It is not just  in the presidential race  but also in some local races with multiple candidates.

The primary election will either determine a winner, or set up the two candidates that will be in a November runoff.

Because there have been weeks of uncertainty, it  has had many thinking and holding off on their vote until now.

Lydia Carlo said,  "I think we are waiting.  We want to make sure. I think I am set but I kind of  wanted to see how it was going to play out."

Thousands of vote by mail ballots were requested but are still out with  Super Tuesday looming.

"I wanted to learn more so I kept procrastinating trying to figure out and learn more about each of the candidates and it took awhile," said Jovita Honor.

The vote by mail ballots are green and we saw many getting dropped off at mail boxes from voters who are now done... many admitted they wanted to wait to see if anything could change between the day they received their ballot and now.

Like many, one voter since the 70's said he's never missed and planned to  deliver it in person on or near election day to watch the political drama play out.

"I am getting ready to mail my ballot as we speak," said  Gary Longaberger as he was about to drop his green vote by mail ballot at the main post office in downtown Santa Barbara.   "It is very typical for me to wait until the last day or that day turns into the voting booth."  

A vote by mail ballot can be dropped off at the elections office or any precinct in your county on election day.  If  it is mailed,  it has to be postmarked on or before  Election Day  and received within three days.

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