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How Low Can San Diego Go? Voter Turnout Forecast at 34-38 Percent

Debbie L. Sklar, TIMES OF SAN DIEGO

Monday, November 3, 2014

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“Our earlier projection of a shift from a ‘red,’ Republican-dominated summer election to a ‘purple’ mixed fall election has not materialized, nor have the infrequent, younger voters who skip primaries and show up for general contests,” said Vince Vasquez of the NUSIPR. “While this may be good news for local GOP candidates on the ballot, a greater public dialogue is needed about the real troubling undercurrents of this phenomenon.”
Since 1982, turnout in San Diego County for general elections in which a governor’s race leads the ballot has ranged from 48-67 percent, Vasquez said.