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Strong Voter Turnout Expected in Napa County

“We always beat the state average for voters casting their ballots,” said John Tuteur, Napa County elections chief. About 26,000 ballots have been counted already, out of 72,500 registered voters, Tuteur said.

Napa County polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday, when voters will be casting their ballots to elect the U.S. president and fill several city and county seats in Napa, along with many propositions, local and statewide.

Napa County has 72,500 registered voters, according to John Tuteur, county assessor, recorder and registrar of voters.

“We always beat the state average for voters casting their ballots,” Tuteur said. “Napa is in the top 10 counties for voter turnout.

"We always hope for 100 percent turnout, but it’s usually around 70 percent,” he said.

For this high-profile election, Tuteur added, "I estimate turnout between 70 and 80 per cent which should beat the statewide average handily."

Don't mail your ballot

Those who still have mail-in ballots should not mail them, Tuteur said: “We won’t get them in time to count.”

Instead, mail-in ballots may be dropped off at any polling station during voting hours. Click here for a list of polling places in Napa County.

If you plan to vote in person, you can find your polling place by entering your name and date of birth at https://secure.countyofnapa.org/VoterInfo/.

Tuteur said about 26,000 pre-election votes have already been counted.

“Those results will be available to the public at 8:01 p.m. election night.”

Tuteur encourages voters to fill out the sample ballot at home and bring it to the polling place. 

“It saves a lot of time for everyone,” he said.

The polls close at 8 p.m. and Napa Valley Patch will be bringing you the results as soon as they are made available:

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