2012-06-05 18:00:00

CA Primary Expected to Have Lowest Turnout in History

Today's voter turnout in California's primary election is likely to be the lowest in presidential primary history, according to a special poll released by the Field Poll. Meanwhile, the proportion of voters casting their ballots by mail is expected to to reach a record high. According to the poll, only 35% of the state's 17 million registered voters will go to the polls today or send in their ballots by mail. Today is the state's first open primary, in which the top two candidates will move on to the election in November, even if they come from the same political party.

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