Today marks exactly four weeks until voters in California and nationwide elect a president and determine winners in other offices as well as on important ballot measures.
Today also is the first day Stanislaus County residents can obtain and vote a ballot. They are available at the election office at 1021 I St., Modesto.
Sample ballots will be mailed starting Wednesday. Already, 537 ballots to military and overseas voters have been sent, and 61 have been returned.