At least 770,000 ballots have not yet been counted from California’s primary election. The secretary of state’s office posted a partial tally Thursday afternoon that shows the totals of outstanding ballots in 24 of California’s 58 counties.
Apathetic Democrats who didn’t bother to vote undercut party candidates in California, where Republicans eager to send an Election Day rebuke to President Barack Obama and Sacramento Democrats made their mark in key races.
California’s Secretary of State said more than half the voters who cast ballots in the November election voted by mail—the highest rate yet for a general election.
Bay Area counties are projecting strong voter turnout for Tuesday’s presidential election, however numbers are expected to be below those from the 2008 race.
Evangelical leaders worried that Mitt Romney’s Mormonism could suppress conservative turnout are intensifying appeals for Christians to vote.
This as online registration in the state started up this week.
California’s statewide primary election was marked Tuesday by light turnout at polling sites and few problems for voters even as the state tested out some sweeping political reforms.
Election Day is Tuesday. But, there likely won’t be too many people turning out to cast votes at the polls in Contra Costa County. That’s according to its Registrar of Voters.
Rank Choice Voting is not without its critics or champions. Those in favor of the practice claim it saves money, decreases negative campaigning and brings out more voters to the polls.
Election officials estimate voter turnout in California for this year’s general election was on par with past years at less than 60 percent, despite some fiercely competitive races and voter frustration with the status quo.