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A citizen votes on a paper ballot during the final day of early voting at the Lancaster Board of Elections November 5, 2012 in Lancaster, Ohio. Ohio, a battleground state which no Republican has won the US Presidency without its electoral votes, is closely contested between US President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
There are eleven propositions on the California ballot for voters to weigh in, including everything from abolishing the death penalty to the labeling of genetically modified food.
If you haven't figured out how you're going to vote yet, don't panic. You are definitely not alone.
Here to give us some tips on how to get informed quickly is Kim Alexander, director of the California Voter Foundation.