Sunday, July 15, 2012

California's election turnout last month set a record low for a presidential primary in the state, with more than two of every three registered voters opting not to cast ballots

Turnout statewide was 31.1 percent, shattering the previous record low of 41.9 percent for a presidential primary, recorded in 1996, according to state statistics tracking balloting since 1914.

The Secretary of State's office also reported that 65 percent of votes were cast by mail, surpassing the previous record of 62 percent in the 2009 special election.