Registrar projecting turnout of less than 40 percent in today’s election

Polling places are open until 8 tonight for the gubernatorial primary election, with the San Diego County Registrar of Voters predicting a turnout of 35 to 40 percent.

The turnout in the last gubernatorial primary was 37.29 percent, according to the registrar’s office.

Mail ballots are growing in popularity, with more than 685,000 issued for today’s election. The registrar’s office reported that it had received more than 223,000 mailed ballots by Monday.

More than 2,200 people voted early at the registrar’s office in Kearny Mesa.

There are 1,241 polling places in the county and 5,329 poll workers. Among the more unusual polling places: A Master’s Touch Pet Wash in Escondido; AMF Eagle Bowling Center in San Marcos; and Dizzy’s Pizza in Centre City. To find your polling place go to www2.sdcounty.ca.gov/rov/eng/epolling_query.asp

No major problems were reported at the polls this morning, according to
registrar’s spokeswoman Elizabeth Fitzsimons.

‘Things are running smoothly so far,” she said.

Fitzsimons reminds voters still holding mail-in ballots that they can be dropped off at any county polling place by 8 p.m. in order to be included in the vote count.

Local propositions are on the ballot in Del Mar, where voters are being asked whether the city should extend its transient occupancy tax to short-term rentals, and Solana Beach, where a tiered business tax should be implemented.

Four seats on the San Diego City Council are on the ballot — with two of the posts held by incumbents likely to win reelection, one being vacated due to term limits and another vacant because its occupant is running for a state office.

San Diego voters will also decide whether to make permanent the city’s five-year experiment with a strong-mayor form of municipal government. Proposition D would also create a ninth City Council seat and increase to two-thirds the number of votes needed to override a mayoral veto.

Countywide Proposition B would amend the charter to impose a limit of two terms for members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

Related posts:

  1. County registrar open Saturday for early voting
  2. Special election: Low turn out expected
  3. Voter registration deadline for June 8 election is today
  4. Today is last day to request absentee ballot
  5. Voters have until Tuesday to request an absentee ballot

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