SAN JOSE (KCBS) — Early voting is expected to hit an all-time high in the June 3rd primary election with the vote-by-mail option dramatically gaining in popularity over the last decade. One political analyst says it also means candidates must start their campaigns even earlier.
In 2002, 26 percent of voters did so by absentee ballot. That number is expected to almost triple by the June primary, according to KCBS Political Analyst Larry Gerston, who’s also a professor at San Jose State University.
“We expect that by election day, as many as two-thirds who intend to vote will have actually cast their ballot. Going into the ballot booth that day will be a fairly lonely experience, Gerston said.