OC Voter Turnout Best-Case Scenario: 26.5%
Posted by Chris Nguyen on June 12, 2012
With last night’s OC GOP Flag Day Festivities, I didn’t really have time to draft a post last night, so I’ll just provide a short, sad update.
Voter turnout in Orange County in June’s election was at best 26.5%, and at worst 25.6%.
The Registrar of Voters reports that 412,225 voters’ ballots have been counted thus far from Tuesday’s election, with 1,612,415 voters registered for that election, indicating 25.6% of voters turned out. There are 14,724 uncounted ballots (though some of those will be invalidated [14,030 of those are provisionals]). Adding those ballots in brings OC up to 426,949 ballots, or 26.5% voter turnout.
That turnout is pathetic and depressing for democracy.
I guess the silver lining in this is that my vote counted for a larger share of the vote since so few people voted, as did yours, readers, as I imagine virtually everyone who reads this blog voted. (I mean: who visits a political blog who doesn’t vote?)
It could be worse, though: LA County’s 4,450,035 voters produced between 18.5% and 20.8% voter turnout.