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Time needed to process every ballot following California Primary Election

With the largest number of registered voters in the nation, it may take some time to process every single eligible vote in California.

We had the chance to hear directly from local voters at the polling centers Tuesday, about the issues motivating them.

"I think it's really important that we get to exercise our right to vote," said Sydney Hellenga, who cast her vote in Indio. "To choose righteous leaders for our country."

The polls are closed and County Elections Officials are tallying Super Tuesday’s votes. 

We asked Hellenga, "Why do you think it's so important that people participate in a primary election, as opposed to just the election in November?"

Hellenga said, "I think it's important that we have a say who's going to be on the ballot in November."

Along with voting for Presidential and Senate nominees, voters we spoke to expressed their interest in local races and measures. 

"Also a local bond measure for the schools. And because I'm still substitute teaching, even though I'm a retired educator, I substitute teach in the local school district, and I think that's an important bond measure," said valley voter, Dennis Collier.

Valley voter Yolanda Renteria said she cared about the races regarding the valley's Congressmen.

Although ballots were cast in hundreds of voting centers across Riverside County, all ballots postmarked before 8 p.m. on Tuesday and received by County Elections Officials by March 12 will be processed. 

"This only happens once every few years. So if you don't like what's happening, or if you do, like what's happening, and you want to keep it going one way or the other or make the changes. You got to come out, support whoever it is you're voting for and, you know see it through," said valley voter, Anthony Hernandez.

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Bianca Ventura joined KESQ News Channel 3 as a reporter in February 2022.


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