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November 1, 2012
Election Day 2012: Get premier coverage on

Preparations for Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2012, are in high gear here at The Sacramento Bee, with the most experienced political team in the region. Use throughout the day for breaking news, analysis, photos and video. Here are the highlights:

Resources for voters

• Polls open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Your vote-by-mail ballot may be dropped off at any polling place in your county or the election offices by 8 p.m.

Voter Guide: Learn the candidates and issues

California propositions: Your guide

Sacramento Bee endorsements

Interactive map: Predict the presidential vote

Election Central

Live coverage begins at 7 a.m. at

• Tell us when you vote. Report what you're seeing at your polling place, in your neighborhood, at your workplace. Share a photo: Email

• Join Bee reporters for live Q&A throughout the day.

• Get the latest local, state and national Election Day news.

• Interactive maps: Track results for president, Congress, California on Election Day.

• Exit polling: Learn what was on California voters' minds as they cast ballots for president and decided whether to raise taxes.

• Photos and video


• 3 p.m. Pacific: First national returns in as the East Coast polls begin to close.

• 8 p.m.: First local and California returns in. Choose the races you want to watch and customize your own results page.

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About The Scoop

The Scoop is a blog where the managers of talk about new initiatives and our plans for You can reach us by at the e-mail addresses below or you can comment on our postings.

Tom Negrete is managing editor of The Bee and oversees the daily work of journalists who produce news content for the newspaper and Negrete, who has been at The Bee since 1994, has served as assistant managing editor for business and sports, sports editor and assistant city editor. E-mail him at or reach him at (916) 321-1171.

Seán McMahon is The Bee's Director of Digital Media, overseeing the interactive efforts of the company. His e-mail is

Linda Gonzales is digital team leader for and has been an editor at The Bee since 1995. You can email her at

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