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Secretary of State Says California is Prepared for Election Day

As we head into what could be a record-breaking election day, California's Secretary of State says she's confident California is prepared. Debra Bowen says she doesn't expect any major problems. The o

Secretary of State Says California is Prepared for Election Day

As we head into what could be a record-breaking election day, California's Secretary of State says she's confident California is prepared.  Debra Bowen says she doesn't expect any major problems.  The only thing that's given her pause is how to speed up possible long lines.  And she has a suggestion:

Bowen: My model for what we might do there, actually comes from In N Out Burger.

Bowen says just as an employee comes out with a clipboard to take orders ahead of time at the fast food chain, so, too could a poll worker come out to a line of voters.  She says they could tell people what page their name is on in the sign-in book, so poll-workers wouldn't waste time looking for it.  Bowen says that could make a big difference:

Bowen: If we can save 20 or 30 seconds per voter doing that over the course of a day, it's a lot shorter line.

Bowen advises people to vote in off-peak times to reduce the possibility of lines.   Counties say late morning and early afternoon are best.