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Voting in California

Cassandra Wyatt, 4, helps her mother place her ballot in the ballot box as her sisters watch. Ventura City Fire Station 1 is used as a polling site for elections. Station personnel moved one of the fire trucks to the outside parking lot to make room for voters. (Stephen Osman / LAT)
A long line of voters formed at a polling station set in Chaffey Communities Cultural Center, which was once the historic building of St. Marks Episcopal Church. (Irfan Khan / LAT)
Three out of four non-working electronic voting machines are seen at a polling station set up at Sierra Vista Elementary School in Upland. Earlier in the morning, only one machine was working out of 11. (Irfan Khan / LAT)
A woman reads a book while waiting in a long line of voters at a polling station set up in Chaffey Communities Cultural Center. (Irfan Khan / LAT)
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, voted in the 2004 presidential election at their Brentwood polling station. Schwarzenegger answered questions from the media afterwards. (Anacleto Rapping / LAT)
A student enters the polling place to vote at the Satellite Student Union at California State University Northridge. (Al Seib / LAT)
Michelle Mizner, a 19 year-old sophomore from Tulare, cast her vote on the campus of California State University Northridge. (Al Seib / LAT)
Yaminah Ilahi, a 21 year-old senior from Oakland, casts her vote at California State University Northridge. (Al Seib / LAT)
A polling clerk gives students a sticker after they vote at California State University Northridge. (Al Seib / LAT)
Voters line up at The Museum of Television & Radio in Beverly Hills. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
Voters sign in at The Museum of Television & Radio in Beverly Hills. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
Oscar Haimowitz, 87, opens the doors at the The Museum of Television & Radio. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
People wait in line to vote at The Museum of Television & Radio. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
Voters line up at the Museum of Television and Radio in Beverly Hills this morning beneath an exhibit of Chronoscope, a CBS TV portrait of the Post World War II era that was on from 1951-55. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
San Francisco voters spill out the door of a fire-station polling place near Golden Gate Park before 8 a.m. (Robert Durell / LAT)
San Francisco voters line up shortly after 7 a.m. at a polling place near Golden Gate Park. (Robert Durell / LAT)
Senator Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., talks to reporters after droping off her absentee ballot at her polling place in Greenbrae. (Robert Durell / LAT)
Many San Francisco voters waited in long lines at some precincts. (Robert Durell / LAT)
Precinct worker Jay Stagi sits at the entrance to a polling place in San Francisco. (Robert Durell / LAT)
An Election Day flag hangs in the window of a home in San Francisco this morning. (Robert Durell / LAT)
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