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Mayoral Election: Turnout Forecast Downgraded

Kevin Faulconer looking good in precinct polls, others fight for spot in runoff

Gene Cubbison, NBC7 SAN DIEGO

Monday, November 18, 2013

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On Monday, National University System's Institute for Policy Research reported that incoming ballots received by the Registrar of Voters since last Tuesday numbered an unexpectedly low 24,000 – most of them from the city's northern neighborhoods.

That, says senior research analyst Vince Vasquez, would seem to suggest that Councilman David Alvarez -- looking to overtake the slim lead of fellow Democrat Nathan Fletcher for second place, and a February runoff election spot -- needs a big turnout of voters from south of Interstate 8 at the precinct polls on Tuesday.