The California primary is now history, and it could go down as the lowest turnout in the state’s primary history.
The latest numbers show that just 3.2 million people voted statewide, out of 17.7 registered voters.
That’s a voter turnout of 18.3%.
The number is expected to rise, perhaps to as high as 23%, as vote by mail, and provisional ballots are counted during the next few days.
Voter turnout on the Central Coast was much better than the state average.
In Santa Barbara County, it’s at 29.3%, and in San Luis Obispo County, it’s at 31%.
Those percentages are expected to increase as the vote counting continues for the next few days.