Voter turnout in the state was low, especially for what was billed as a unique open primary election in California. Statewide, out of 17 million registered voters, only four million actually cast ballots, for a 24% turnout.
On the South Coast, the turnout was slightly better.
In Ventura County, 102,000 people cast ballots, for a 25% turnout.
And in Santa Barbara County, perhaps boosted by some local ballot measures, 68,000 of the 191,000 registered voters used their ballots, for a 36% turnout.