Vote-by-Mail Turnout Low So Far in Sac Mayor's Race
The Sacramento County elections department says vote-by-mail ballots for Tuesday’s primary are trickling in more slowly than in previous elections.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Normally, vote-by-mail turnout is strong – but not this time, at least so far. According to the county’s elections department, of the nearly 75,000 ballots sent out to city voters, only around 22,000 have come back in as of Thursday afternoon. That’s less than a third of those eligible to vote by mail, and only about 11 percent of Sacramento’s overall registered voters.
Officials say that could be a sign that the primary turnout will be low. Or, residents could just be waiting til the last minute to make up their minds. The KXJZ News/Sacramento Bee poll released earlier this month showed 29 percent of likely voters were still undecided.
If you do have a vote-by-mail ballot and have yet to turn it in, elections officials say you should mail it out no later than Friday. Otherwise, you can bring it by any polling place in your county by 8pm on Election Day.