On this Election Day, voters across California are heading to the polls to decide 11 statewide propositions, the governor's and U.S. Senate races, numerous highly contested House races and a slew of local races and measures.
Voter registration in California was at an all-time high leading into today's midterm elections.
So far, Bay Area counties are reporting significantly high voter registration and turnout numbers.
San Mateo County
"We hit a new milestone on Friday," said Jim Irizarry, San Mateo County's chief elections officer. "For the first time in San Mateo County's history, we hit 400,000 registered voters ... so there's a lot of voter engagement." There are 503,000 eligible voters in the county.
For comparison, Irizarry says the Obama ('12) and Trump ('16) elections had 385-390,000 registered voters. "Those were extremely large presidential elections. So for a midterm election, this is impressive. This is very high."