4 Ways You Know You’re in California on Election Day

A multilingual "Vote here" sign is displayed as a woman pushes a stroller out of the voting room at Christ Lutheran Church in Monterey Park, Los Angeles. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

It can be disheartening to be a Californian on Election Day. Sure, California has 10 percent of the country’s total electoral votes. But it it often seems to get treated like an afterthought by the media. Pundits don’t use the same breathless excitement to describe the Golden State as they do, say, Ohio. And there’s typically no surprise as to which presidential candidate the state will support.

So it’s no surprise that California may have mixed emotions about today. We asked our Facebook followers how they know it’s election day in California. Here’s what they said.



  • K

    This is a bad attempt at humor.

  • serenajoy

    Just another sunny day in S. Cali that happens to be an election day. No drama, just voting, no lines and a parking place for curbside voting for the handicapped. Now, that’s how you do it

  • http://www.facebook.com/ecortezcovarrubias Elva Cortez-Covarrubias

    Electric enthusiasm and HOPE!

  • Trulahn

    In California, the presidential vote almost doesn’t matter. But there are plenty of state and county ballots to vote for. Still matters a lot to most people.

  • Bruce Wayne

    It feels like a game between the Browns and the Giants: you’re rootin for your team which ever way you swing, but its very disheartening even to the point of whether you wonder if watching is worth it or not because you already know theres only one way this could go.

    • Matt

      Which candidate is the Browns?

  • JSebastian

    Its lame that the people are not represented by california’s electors. There is no point in anyone who doesn’t vote Democrat in even voting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.simmons.77770 Daniel Simmons

    Gorgeous sunny day. 71F, barometric pressure: falling. Found Doris Day parking right in front of polls. I was the 122nd voter at this polling place on this day. I sneezed all over my ballot but, luckily the poll worker allowed me to insert it into the machine….all by myself (can’t blame him/didn’t want to touch it) !
    I was out in 10 minutes and back on the bike! Vrooom! Vrooom!

  • Mary

    Every vote counts! I would dishonor all those who fought for our freedom if I didn’t vote.

  • http://www.facebook.com/saturday.stevens Saturday Stevens

    Alex Blazquez is a douche.

  • Alikhat

    I’ve got to say, it’s really nice living in CA – or any blue state, really – during election time. I have the pleasure of having voting made easy (via voting absentee weeks in advance) and the comfort of knowing I won’t be disenfranchised for belonging to the wrong party or having the wrong color skin.

  • shanaw

    your checking your facebook while voting

  • pk

    It’s not that our votes don’t count – they do. It’s just that by the time the polls close we’re a postscript. Really – do I want to live in sexy Ohio for a few moments in the limelight every 4 years? Hell no.

  • http://www.facebook.com/amber.west.374 Amber West

    hilarious!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeanne.greene.52 Jeanne Greene

    Voted early and mailed it in. Cost 47 cents. Well worth not waiting in line for hours. My time is worth a lot, 1 postage stamp means nothing. Then the result of that vote was amazing, great, victorious, joyful, satisfying, Made my day complete. That’s a lot for 47 cents. I have paid out more and got far less. Congratulation President Obama., you did it for us. You brought it home. Thank you.

  • Justine

    I’m sorry I clicked on this. It’s stupid