Poll officials at Hoover school in Indio, near Palm Springs, Calif., found a unique way to safeguard the secrecy of balloting. Through a mix-up, voting booths had not been delivered. To ensure the voters' privacy, the officials
sent them into the school's restrooms, where they could mark their ballots in seclusion and while sitting down.
Californians voted, by an almost 3-to-1 margin, to designate English as the state's official language. This will eliminate many of the state's bilingual (English and Spanish) services - for example driver's tests - and bilingual printing, for example applications for welfare and financial aid. There will be, however, one exemption. The state's lottery - the biggest in the United States - will continue to sell lotto tickets that are printed also in Spanish and Chinese.