Despite all the attention focused on the June primary election in California, and the millions spent on ads, voter turnout was very low.
The latest numbers show a 22% voter turnout statewide. Out of 19 million registered voters, 4.1 million cast ballots.
In Ventura County, voter turnout was in the 26% range, with 111,000 of 433,000 registered voters actually participating.
In Santa Barbara County, voter turnout was at 28%, with 58,000 of 206,000 registered voters casting ballots. With some mail-in and other ballots yet to be counted, the percentages are expected to go up slightly before they’re finalized.