Kern County officials report smooth elections day

Posted at 8:40 AM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 11:40:21-05

Thousands of Kern County residents made it to the polls Tuesday trying to get their chance to vote before the doors closed at eight p.m. According to the Secretary of State's office, there were only two complaints coming out of Kern County. One of those was resolved.

23ABC was at the Kern County Elections office all day Tuesday where officials and voters both said it was a relatively smooth day.

"We were kind of issue-free. We had a few bumps near the end but we got those cleared up so we are excited about that, as you heard the polls are closed and they mean it. The drop boxes were all pulled up we saw two people running but they didn't get to get their ballots in, when they say 8 o'clock they mean 8 o'clock," said Megan Person, chief communications officer for Kern County.

As far as the voter climate many residents said they felt safe and secure while visiting their polling places.