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Yesterday's Primary Sets Record for Low Turnout

Yesterday's Primary Sets Record for Low Turnout
Posted June 4th, 2014 @ 12:33pm by KFBK News - Tim Lantz

Tuesday's primary election is now in the record books as having the lowest voter turnout in California history for a non-presidential primary.

"Currently, turn out is at 18.3 percent," according to Shannan Velayas from the California Secretary of State's office. 

The previous record low for turnout was during the primary of 2008, with just 28 percent, but Velayas says it's possible the 2014 number will tick upward over the next month, as counties report more refined numbers, but how much is debatable.

"They're not required to do so, but the Secretary of State's office asks counties to report the number of ballots that they have left to count," Velayas said. 

Sacramento County came under the overall state turnout percentage with 17 percent. Los Angeles County had the lowest at 13 percent.

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