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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Poll workers at the La Sierra Community Center in Carmichael were in early to set up.  Kyle Braaten's been working elections for six years.  He says it'll probably be a 14-hour day, but...

BRAATEN: "It's just a lot of fun.  Everybody has a different reason for doing it, but it is a blast to do."

Fred Black was the first person in line at 6:45.

BLACK: "I think it's probably one of the most important elections that we have to vote.  I think there's going to be big change."

Darren Bevan also voted at La Sierra. He says he's a regular.

BEVAN: "I vote in every election, so every issue resonates, so…especially the tax propositions - Prop 30, Prop38, whether or not taxes should be raised."

Michael Tatieshi was especially motivated.  His son Peter, is an Assembly candidate.  But he says he has mixed feelings this election day.

TATIESHI: "I'm a Democrat, but my son's a Republican obviously, but that's how we raised our children, to be independent and I'm proud of him."

The polls close at 8 p.m.

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