ABC30 Election Day Coverage

November 6, 2012 12:49:09 AM PST
Polls to opened at 7 a.m.

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All new in Fresno County this year -- the elections office will have drive-thru polling locations. Nine Different sites throughout the county have been set up to make voting a little bit easier.

Also new this year, Fresno State will open its first polling place so students can cast their vote on campus.

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Every vote counts, including absentee ballots cast from outer space.

Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center in Houston emails a digital version of the ballot up to astronauts in the International Space Station. When the ballot is complete, it comes back down to earth on the same path. The ballot is then sent to the voting authorities.

This system was made possible by a 1997 bill passed in Texas. Most former and current astronauts live in or near Houston.


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