Voter interest high, problems few in populous California

  • Sarah Salem, 34, swims as voters cast their ballots at Echo Deep Pool Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

  • Potential voters wait in long lines to register and vote at the Los Angeles County Registrar’s office Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in the Los Angeles section of Los Angeles. A spokesman with the registrar’s office says the line at its headquarters in Norwalk is wrapping around the building and that wait times were at about two hours Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

SAN FRANCISCO — Steady streams of Californians crowded into polling places, vote centers and city halls in a state that has tried to make it easier for people to cast a ballot as campaigns slugged it out on Election Day to get out the vote.