More than ever, voters have turned to early, absentee, mail-in voting to cast their ballots for Election Day 2012.
Before the first polls opened on the East Coast, some 32 million had voted in ways they didn't involve heading to their local polling place.
In the 2008 General Election, 131 million cast ballots in all.
In Sacramento County in 2012, nearly 200,000 mail-in ballots had been received by the county registrar of voters office.
News10 reporter Leigh Paynter in Stanislaus County tweeted that since last Friday, 75,000 mail-in ballots had been received by county elections officials. County Registrar Lee Landrigan said there's been a steep increase - 70 percent -in voting by mail.