You couldn't get a Big Mac at this drive-through, reports the AP—just democracy. Voters didn't need to leave their cars yesterday to either register or cast ballots at an electronic drive-through station. The one-day-only offer came on the last day of voter registration for Californians. An Orange County elections official said that registration is up 15% from four years ago.
"I know it is going to be busy as heck. We're preparing for heavy turnout," says the official. Only Orange County was offering the drive-through electronic voting service, but other jurisdictions have offered similar services: Sonoma County has a drive-up drop-box, and Riverside County uses a roving votemobile. (Read more Election 2008 stories.)