Early voting begins this week in most parts of California. Kim Alexander heads the California Voter Foundation. She tells the California Report, if you're voting by mail, send your ballot back early and make sure you have enough postage.
There are so many propositions that it's a heavy ballot this year. But once your ballot is delivered back to the elections office, Alexander says voters can feel confident about their vote being counted.
"...And we are using computers and software to tabulate our votes but all those votes reside on paper, which is durable and can be recounted if there is a question," says Alexander.
Meanwhile, there are indications that this could be a banner year for early voting in California. Los Angeles County has already seen more than 100 ballots cast on the first day of early voting.
Only 12 Los Angeles County ballots were cast on the first day of early voting in 2012, according to the Long Beach Press Telegram.