Special election: Low turn out expected


Only about a quarter of San Diego County residents are expected to turn out Tuesday to cast a ballot in the statewide special election.

“Our office hasn’t gotten a lot of interest from the public leading up to the election, so we are expecting a relatively low turnout, somewhere in the neighborhood of 25 to 30 percent,’’ San Diego County Registrar of Voters Deborah Seiler said.

Voters will decide six measures--Propositions 1A through 1F--proposed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature in an effort to help shore up the state’s massive budget deficit.

Residents in Coronado will also vote to fill a City Council vacancy.

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Residents can also cast their ballot at the Registrar of Voters office in Kearny Mesa at 5201 Ruffin Road.