New voters excited to participate in election

Shashauna Andersen thinks today is the start of something big.

In her first Election Day as a registered voter, Andersen, an 18-year-old El Molino High School senior, will find her polling place and mark her ballot.

"I'm excited and nervous for some reason," she said. "It's not just a vote, it's a big vote and it means a lot to a lot of people."

More than 1.4 million new voters have registered in California -- almost half registered through the online registration that opened up under a new law six weeks ago.

Some of those voters who registered for the first time are older, but others are newly minted 18-year-olds who registered to vote the first chance they got.

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