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Poll worker Kendra McBean, 34, assists Eric Newell, 35, in preparation for voting at the Golden 1 Center Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The arena is the largest polling center in Sacramento County. (Rahul Lal)

PHOTOS: Scenes from early voting and Election Day in Sacramento

November 3, 2020

EARLY VOTING

Scenes from the Golden 1 Center, Campus Commons, The East Jay Building, Sacramento County Administration Building and The WELL

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The touch screen booths at the voting center at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. After using the touch screen, the voting selections will be printed out to be collected by the volunteers. (Sara Nevis)

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Leo Molina-Cornejo, of Sacramento, turns in his vote to the blue bag, designated for in-person voting, at the voting center at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. (Sara Nevis)

“I wanted to come and vote early so my vote gets counted by Election Day,” Molina-Cornejo said. “That way the results reflect what the people are actually feeling right now.”

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Jarrett Kodama, American River College culinary arts major, fills out a paper ballot at the voting center at Campus Commons Clubhouse in Sacramento, California, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Voters can fill out a paper ballot or use the touch screen booth at the Campus Commons voting center. (Sara Nevis)

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Linda Hogg-Wood, assisting officer, cleans the touch screen after a voter used it at the voting center at the East Jay Building on J Street in Sacramento, California, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Anything used by voters is cleaned when they are done. (Sara Nevis)

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Jen Christiansen votes using the touch screen booth at the voting center at the East Jay Building on J Street in Sacramento, California, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. The touch screen booth prints out a ballot to turn in when the voter is finished. (Sara Nevis)

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Aida Lizalde drops off her mail-in ballot for her first-ever U.S. election in the lobby of the Sacramento County Administration Building Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Lizalde, originally from Mexico, became a U.S. citizen in 2018. (Patrick Posuniak)

ELECTION DAY

Scenes from Modoc Hall at Sacramento State, Golden 1 Center, Coloma Community Center, Sacramento County Administration Building, Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance and the California State Capitol

Fernando Rodriguez, 38, with his daughter Cecilia Rodriguez, 2, drops in his vote via a ballot box at Modoc Hall at Sacramento State Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The hall previously held voting for Super Tuesday in March of this year.

Fernando Rodriguez, 38, with his daughter Cecilia Rodriguez, 2, drops in his vote via a ballot box at Modoc Hall at Sacramento State Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The hall previously held voting for Super Tuesday in March of this year. (Rahul Lal)

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A sign prompting entrance for in-person voting and other signs addressing COVID-19 protocols are attached to one of the doors in Modoc Hall at Sacramento State Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The voting center gives students and the larger Sacramento State community a place to cast their ballot. (Rahul Lal)

Baobye Thao, a Sacramento State women's studies major, turns in her ballot at The WELL on Sac State's campus Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Thao said voting to her is very important and that even though it was her first time and "nerve-wracking," it was important that she be a part of the change in the 2020 general election.

Baobye Thao, a Sacramento State women's studies major, turns in her ballot at The WELL on Sac State's campus Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Thao said voting to her is very important and that even though it was her first time and "nerve-wracking," it was important that she be a part of the change in the 2020 general election. (Dom Vitiello)

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Voters cast their ballots at electronic polling booths at the Golden 1 Center Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The arena set strict guidelines towards voter security, placing the electronic machinery at the back of the polling area. (Rahul Lal)

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Timm Smith, 64, poll worker, cleans Golden 1 Center's indoor stanchions placed to organize voter turnout. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic prompts centers to enlist strict safety measures towards preventing the spread. (Rahul Lal)

A poll worker stands behind a standing sheet of plexiglass at the Golden 1 Center Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The home of the Sacramento Kings follows social distancing protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Rahul Lal)

Nate Schlatter, 29, poll worker, stands behind a standing sheet of plexiglass at the Golden 1 Center Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The home of the Sacramento Kings follows social distancing protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Rahul Lal)

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The Golden 1 Center's Jumbotron presents a push to vote to the Sacramento community in an empty arena Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The home of the Sacramento Kings has been closed since Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, prompting an immediate shutdown in early March of this year. (Rahul Lal)

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Casey Lipka, playing bass, and Natalie Hagwood, playing cello, play with Play for the Vote at the voting center at Coloma Community Center on T Street in Sacramento, California, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Play for the Vote has 600 musicians playing in 48 states for voters today, Hagwood said. (Sara Nevis)

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Volunteers at the Sacramento County Administration Building wait as voters trickle in on Nov. 3, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many voters have opted to vote by mail. (Patrick Posuniak)

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Election worker and Sacramento State alumna Kim LeClaire wipes down sneeze guards at the Sacramento County Administration Building's polling place on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Turnout at the building included first-time voters and newly-naturalized citizens. (Patrick Posuniak)

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Sacramento State alumnus Drew Black (right) casts his ballot at the Sacramento County Administration Building alongside alumni Honey Lum and Angella Brown Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Black graduated from Sac State with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and currently works with the state. (Patrick Posuniak)

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Mirma Herrera, a poll worker at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Sacramento, California, sanitizes voting stations Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 at the Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance. The department offers help for low-income community members, including the right to vote. (Garry Singh)

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The entrance to the voting area at the Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The department offers health and safety care for low-income Sacramentans. (Garry Singh)

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Andrew Hurtado (left) and Hai Nguyen (right) vote at the Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The small area is one of 84 voting centers throughout the county. (Garry Singh)

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Rachel Renee, local Christian singer and songwriter, performs for dozens on the front lawn of the California State Capitol on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. A mix of emotions could be seen between those of worship and political uncertainty as early results flipped states between shades of red and blue. (Patrick Posuniak)

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While others watched the map of the United States flip between shades of red and blue on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, Rachel Renee, local Christian singer and songwriter, performed for the dozens who had gathered. Trump 2020 paraphernalia could be seen throughout the crowd in front of the California State Capitol. (Patrick Posuniak)

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