Light Voter Turnout Predicted In Contra Costa County

MARTINEZ (CBS SF) – There likely won’t be too many people turning out to cast votes at the polls in Contra Costa County this Tuesday, according to its Registrar of Voters.

“For Contra Costa I’m thinking we’re going to be in the low 40s% and that’s pretty anemic, especially for a Presidential Primary,” said Stephen L. Weir, who pointed out that there are several school funding measures and a Board of Supervisors race on Contra Costa ballots. “I’m hoping folks will turn out because, actually, the lower the turnout, the more valuable your vote is.”

Even with the anticipated small turnout, Weir anticipates it will take three days – or more – to count all of the votes.

KCBS’ Tim Ryan Reports:

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