The turnout at last month’s California primary was the largest in over 25 years, according to Secretary of State Debra Bowen. More than 9 million voters, representing better than 57% of those registered, turned out to vote. The turnout record is still the one set in 1976 (post-Watergate) when nearly 73% of registered voters cast ballots.
Our next voting opportunity will be in June, when the “regular” California primary will be held. Two eminent domain propositions will be on the ballot, along with partisan primaries for Congressional and State legislative races, county supervisor, Superior Court judges, county central committee, and a small handful of other local races.
This stuff is red meat for folks like me who follow local events. I find city and school board political drama considerably more interesting than that Presidential stuff, but unfortunately I’m in the minority in this regard.
Anyone want to hazard a guess at what the turnout will be in June?