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San Diego County Sees 27 Percent Voter Turnout

About 135,500 ballots still need to be tallied.

Nearly 27 percent of eligible voters in San Diego County turned out for yesterday's primary election, but that number will grow as absentee and provisional ballots are counted, the county registrar of voters said Wednesday.

The number of ballots counted through about 2 a.m., compared to the number of eligible voters, was 26.8 percent, county Registrar of Voters Deborah Seiler said. That would be lower than the turnout in the last couple primary elections, when more than one-third of voters cast ballots, she said.

However, around 135,500 ballots still need to be tallied, according to the registrar's office. Seiler said that should bring the final turnout to about 36-37 percent.

"It's very normal for a non-presidential primary," Seiler said. "There was no real (presidential) contest—everything was decided."

She also said that by the time the counting is complete—and election officials have 28 days to finish—the ratio of mail-in ballots to those cast at polling places will be roughly 60 percent to 40 percent.

Almost 230,000 mail-in ballots were counted, making up the first batch of results released by the registrar Tuesday night. Seiler said about 164,000 ballots were filled-out at polling places, with their results released throughout the night and into this morning.

The next release of updated results is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday.

No problems were reported at polling places on election day.

-City News Service

Jerry Waddle June 07, 2012 at 07:31 PM
This is why we get the crappy government we have.
Ed Sorrels June 07, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Deena, going to help you a bit, PBID folks is Property Based Improvement District, which is another Govt. Scam and a way for some property owners to loose their property to developers "For the greater Good" of the community, which is just another way of saying that the rich get richer and the rest get screwed, Which if you think about it can only happen if we let it, see the poasts here because the electorate has become so apathetic the insider's have taken control of our Govt. GET INVOLVED! and take it back or like was said about the jews in WWII "Next they will come for you"
Komfort June 07, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Hopefully a little money will help turn out the vote. " The Obama Administration has given a former director at the scandal-plagued Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) nearly half a billion dollars to offer “struggling” Illinois homeowners mortgage assistance, a Judicial Watch investigation has found. It means the ACORN official (Joe McGavin) will go from operating a corrupt leftist community group that’s banned by Congress from receiving federal funding to controlling over $445 million in U.S. taxpayer funds. The money is part of a $7.6 billion Treasury Department program to help the “unemployed or substantially underemployed” make their mortgage payments. In this case, JW found that a subcomponent of the state-run Illinois Housing Development Authority, known as the Illinois Hardest Hit Program, has just received a generous $445,603,557 Treasury infusion. The Obama Administration established Hardest Hit in 2010 to provide targeted aid to families in states hit hardest by the economic and housing market downturn, according to its website. In early 2011 McGavin was appointed as director of Hardest Hit. His strong ties to ACORN make him a suspect candidate to handle such a huge amount of taxpayer dollars." http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2012/06/former-acorn-director-gets-445-mil-from-u-s-treasury/
Things I Learned June 07, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Almighty O is rotten ACORN's beau.

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