Voter Turnout Low Statewide, And On Central And South Coasts For June Primary

Jun 7, 2018

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.