Today is Election Day, and, if you’re heading out late, here is some information you may need:
Polls in both counties are open until 8 p.m. There are 24 places in Tuolumne County to cast ballots and 15 in Calaveras County.
A list of polling places in Tuolumne County is posted on the Internet at www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov. You also can call the Elections Office at 533-5570 for information.
Calaveras polling places can be found online at www.clerk.calaverasgov.us or by calling 754-6376.
While mail-in ballots were sent out in early May, the elections office will only accept them if they are received by 8 p.m. tonight. Absentee ballots post-dated before that time but not received by the deadline will not be counted.
Voters who have not yet returned their mail-in ballots can drop them off at polling sites today.
More than half of the voters in both counties vote by mail.
Several local, state and federal issues could be decided in both counties.
Among the items on the primary ballot: A congressional seat and a state senate seat, both representing Calaveras and Tuolumne counties, a bevy of state offices, two initiatives and several local elections.
In Calaveras County, those include two judgeships, sheriff and two Board of Supervisors seats. In Tuolumne County, local contested races include two Sonora City Council seats, a position on the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors, and county Assessor-Recorder.
Full results of today’s election will appear in Wednesday’s Union Democrat.