On the final day of voting, polling locations reflected the wildly divided state of the country.
In Joshua Tree, only a few people waited in line in the late afternoon as a slow trickled of voters flowed in.
According to the supervisor at the site, as light as it was, today’s turnout was heavier than the previous three days with a mix of people voting and dropping off their ballots.
In the more remote Flamingo Heights polling place voters also arrived a few at a time, with no waiting.
In Yucca Valley at the Desert Hills Presbyterian Church polling place voters lined up along the building and into the parking lot. Voters in the middle of the line said they’d only been waiting about 15 minutes but they expected the line to grow as people got off of work.
In Riverside County, both Desert Hot Springs locations had crowds of voters, cars packed the parking lot, spilling over into the street. Wait times were reported to be 40 minutes or longer. At the second location, cars lined streets for several blocks with the line of voters threading down the block.
R. J. Giboney, a candidate for the Desert Hot Springs City Council trying to inspire some last minute support, said he heard a few voters say they were running home to fill out their mailed ballot to drop off and avoid the wait.
In contrast, heading east in the Coachella Valley, Jabriel White, supervisor at the Rancho Mirage Library polling location said today continued their trend of an easy flow of voters and little, if any wait times.