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Voter Turnout For California Primary Only 24% Statewide; Slightly Better On South Coast

Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 4:48pm

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.

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