If you still need to vote at Mateo County Election headquarters today, be patient.
First-time voters and voting machines being down may be two reasons the line was out the door at 40 Tower Road in San Mateo this afternoon.
"The system is having trouble but our IT person is working on it. You will all have a chance to vote. Thank you for your patience, " one election official told the crowd about a half hour before the machines started working again.
Some voters opted for paper ballots so they didn't have to wait for the machines to come back up.
Parking is scarce and the building is crowded but that did not deter a few first-time voters. Check out their videos about their experience!