December 1, 2010
Yesterday the Register of Voters certified election results for the Nov. 2 Gubernatorial General Election. More than 926,000 votes were cast in San Diego County during the election and approximately 55 percent of the vote was cast by mail ballots which, for the first time in a statewide general election, exceeded the voter turnout at the polls.
“Mail ballots were a very big part of this election,” said Deborah Seiler, County Registrar. “We are pleased that people are taking advantage of the vote by mail process.”
Approximately 64 percent of registered voters in San Diego cast a ballot in the Nov. 2 election, making San Diego’s voter turnout rate the highest in Southern California. Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties had voter turnout rates between 53 percent and 62 percent. The voter turnout rate in California was approximately 59.5 percent.
A few local races were decided by a narrow margin. Second and third place finishers for the City of Coronado council seat were decided by 15 votes, the third and fourth place finishers for the Alpine School District seat were decided by 11 votes, and the third and fourth place finishers for the Canebrake County Water District seat were decided by 2 votes.
By law, the County Registrar of Voters has 28 days to certify an election.
For more information on the Nov. 2 Gubernatorial General Election please call (858) 565-5800 or visit www.sdvote.com.
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