San Diego on track for big voter turnout

SAN DIEGO -- Between 65 percent and 70 percent of San Diego County voters are projected to cast ballots for Tuesday’s elections, according to Registrar of Voters Michael Vu.

Vu said he could adjust his estimate depending on voting activity and ballot arrivals over the weekend, San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

For context, he noted that the last open gubernatorial general election, in 2010, had a 64 percent turnout.

Vu said 377,236 mail ballots had been returned as of Friday afternoon. Here’s the breakdown by political party:

  • 144,183 (38 percent) — Democratic
  • 137,078 (36 percent) — Republican
  • 80,878 (21 percent) — No Party Preference/nonpartisan
  • 15,097 (4 percent) — Minor political parties

(Percentages do not add up to 100 percent because of rounding.)

Vu said he has been tracking the mail ballot returns over the past week, and the percentages have been consistent.

Read the full article at San Diego Union-Tribune.