Record Turn-out Expected on Election Day

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, October 28, 2004
Secretary of State Kevin Shelley is predicting 73-percent of the state’s registered voters will cast ballots in Tuesday’s election— if it proves true, it would be among the highest in the last 20 years. Shelley’s spokeswoman Carol Dahmen (DAY-men) says a number of factors are considered when predicting turn-out. Cut:Carole1 (:11) “You know there’s traditionally a high turn out in Presidential elections, we’re seeing historic numbers for absentee ballots and permanent absentee ballots.” Dahmen says so far, voter registration figures show a record 16-and-a-half million people are registered to vote in California. The previous record was 15-point-seven million names on the rolls for the 2000 presidential election. SOC