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Central Coast gears up for 2020 elections

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SEASIDE, Calif. (KION)

Voters from across the Central Coast say they are excited about elections and explain that their focuses at the polls will include, health, education and environment.

While some are taking to the streets to rally political support, others are taking an online approach to spread the word about elections.

During a virtual meeting, Wednesday, a local democratic group said they raised over $14,000 for resources they say will help make voting more accessible.

"I think most folks won't be knocking indoors, they'll just be dropping off materials, for every $100 that we raise, 300 people will be able to receive our mailer," says Elena Loomis, Monterey County Democratic Central Committee Chair.

Political organizers say getting the people out to vote is more important now than ever.

"It's just about getting out your own views and that's important," says Hunter Garrison, Monterey City Council Candidate.

Organizers also addressed rising tensions between opposing political groups.

"No one should dictate to you how you should view government or how you should be expressing your own self," says Garrison.

"We don't want people to feel unsafe, I hope people will be respectful," says Loomis.

Officials say more meetings and events will take place in the weeks leading up to election day.

They also say they are in need of volunteers at the polls for election day and that they especially want the younger population to get more involved.

To find out how to volunteer or to get resources, visit https://www.montereycountyelections.us

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Jocelyn Ortega

Jocelyn Ortega is a multi-media journalist at KION News Channel 5/46.

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