Voters kept poll workers busy all day Tuesday, at times filling polling places with long lines waiting to vote.
Voters found the long list of candidates, bond issues, state propositions and local and regional measures took time to sort through. Those who hadn't considered these issues ahead of time, found their voting took 10 minutes or longer.
On Pleasanton ballots in today's General Election were candidates for president, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, State Senate and Assembly, Pleasanton school board, Pleasanton's mayoral post and City Council.
In Precinct 520400 at the Pleasanton Senior Center, voters appeared exasperated as too few poll workers tried to answer their questions and find a voting stall for them to cast their ballots.
Adding to the confusion was a crowded pre-holiday bazaar being held in the lobby of the Senior Center.