November 10, 1988 |
Voter turnout in Tuesday's election was the lowest since 1924, according to unofficial tallies Wednesday. "We had an unprecedented number of voters who said they didn't like either candidate," said Curtis Gans, director of the Committee for the Study of the American Electorate, a nonpartisan research group. Not voting, he said, "became a rational act." By the time the counting ended for the day Wednesday, the unofficial total presidential vote was 88.
May 31, 1986 |
Calling it "a sad state of affairs," Secretary of State March Fong Eu predicted Friday that the percentage of voters turning out for Tuesday's primary election will be the lowest in 46 years. Eu said she expects 5.7 million voters to cast ballots in the primary, which is 47% of the state's 12.2 million registered voters. The last time there was a smaller turnout was in 1940 when 43% of the registered voters went to the polls.
November 8, 1994
Today is Election Day. The polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. * TURNOUT: Officials forecast that 60.2% of the state's registered voters will cast ballots--about 8.8 million votes. * ON THE BALLOT: Governor, U.S. senator and other statewide offices, seats in the House of Representatives, state legislative seats, 10 statewide ballot measures and local offices. * WEATHER: Fair, with highs in the mid-60s to the low 70s.
November 14, 1988 |
Voter turnout for this year's presidential election declined in 48 states and the District of Columbia from four years ago, according to a study by a vote research organization. Despite the Republican victory last Tuesday, GOP turnout was down sharply while Democratic turnout rose marginally, the Committee for the Study of the American Electorate said. Overall, 91.3 million Americans--roughly half of the eligible voters--cast ballots in the election, down from 92.7 million, or 53.
November 20, 1986 |
Only 14% of the registered voters turned out for the city's last school board election in April, 1985. Six months later, only 200 people went to the polls in Arcadia to elect a representative to the Pasadena Community College District. Last April, a City Council election drew only 22% of the city's 28,000 registered voters.
November 5, 1988 |
Secretary of State March Fong Eu on Friday predicted a below-average turnout of 75.2% of California's registered voters will cast ballots Tuesday in the general election. Even so, the turnout would be higher than the 1984 presidential general election when 74.9% went to the polls. For that election, Eu had forecast a turnout of 78.2%. While the percentage of turnout would be lower than the average presidential election turnout of 81% this century, Eu predicted that a record 10.
November 2, 2000 |
California's chief election officer predicts 76% of the state's registered voters will cast ballots in Tuesday's election, boosting turnout to the highest level since 1980. Secretary of State Bill Jones said Wednesday that voters are motivated this year by the neck-and-neck presidential campaign and several hotly contested congressional races. "The message is, people are interested," Jones told a Capitol news conference.