SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- With the election just hours away and 50% of the state voting by mail this time, some people are already feeling "voter remorse."
Voters 'second guess themselves' as soon as that envelope slides in the mailbox. Many people we spoke with feel remorse for November's election decision and say this isn't the first time. "I have felt remorse voting on propositions like many other things in my life, we do the best we can though."said Marcia Fahlen.
It's something many voters struggle with after mailing in their ballot or will struggle with when they leave the polls tomorrow. "Especially when there is a lot of propositions, you go, I've read all the propositions and you think wow everybody voted for this and I didn't vote for that, did I get that wrong?" said Fahlen.
Even after studying the propositions and candidates, voters we talked to still questioned whether they made the right decision "I do my homework, I get the ballots and I read carefully and I check to see who is endorsing it, and then I vote, and of course once we do it, its over with, we can't go back," said Kathy Keys. Some people even have remorse from years ago. "Minor things, but the biggest one was, I voted for Jimmy Carter," said Keys.
In San Luis Obispo County, about 60,000 people have already voted by mail, and in Santa Barbara County nearly 70,000, the Slo County Clerk recorder says sometimes it's better to wait. "Either wait till the last minute and vote when you have made up your mind or just leave it blank," said Julie Rodewald.
The County Clerk Recorder told Central Coast News that voter remorse and asking to get a ballot back happens more often during a primary election if a voter sees their choice drop out, because they want another chance to vote on the candidates left in the race.