California Officials Report Smooth Election

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, November 2, 2004
Secretary of State Kevin Shelley said he fully expects a high turnout - approaching 73 per cent of registered voters. Speaking in his Sacramento office, Shelley said the ballot count may be slower than usual tonight, in part because voters could register up until just fifteen days before Election Day. CUT: Shelley22 :22 Shelley said this is a transitional election, but that county election officials have done a good job preparing for the advent of electronic touch-screen voting machines in wide areas of the state. SOC