It's Election Day in California

California voters will choose a new governor today and decide a wide range of propositions ranging from the legalization of marijuana to raising fees to support state parks. In Stanislaus County, voters are casting ballots for Congress and state legislative races. will have up-to-the-minute results through the night and The Modesto Bee will have full coverage Wednesday.

The local and state races are playing out against a national backdrop in which control of Congress lies in the balance.

Polls opened at 7 a.m. and stay open until 8 p.m. For a complete rundown of The Bee's campaign coverage plus access to the newspaper's endorsements, polling place information and other voter aids, go to

Related stories from Merced Sun-Star