County voter turnouts low |

County voter turnouts low

Sierra Sun staff reports

The biggest news out of the June 6 primary election was how few people turned out to vote.

Voter turnout for the gubernatorial primary election was 45 percent in both Nevada and Placer counties. That is the lowest percentage of votes cast in Nevada County for the past 30 years, said Clerk-Recorder Kathleen Smith in a release. Additionally, she said more voters are choosing to vote my mail, as absent voter turnout increased from nearly 50 percent in November 2004 to 55 percent this election.

Historical data was not available from the Placer County Elections Office at press time.

Meanwhile, the Nevada County Elections Office has completed ballot tabulation for the June 6 primary election.

The 28-day canvass period will conclude on or before July 4, when the county clerk/registrar of voters certifies the election results.

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