Final Numbers Reveal Voter Turnout

By Steven Luke
|  Thursday, Dec 6, 2012  |  Updated 9:49 PM PDT
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Final Numbers Reveal Voter Turnout

Steven Luke talks to Lori Carrillo and Karen Dowle about their voter precincts following the final voting results.
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New numbers from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters are showing the precincts in San Diego where voters had the best and worst turn out.

A rural pocket of homes in Ramona had the best voter turnout percentage, 99 percent, with 323 out of 327 registered voters casting a ballot.

“My mom immigrated over here from Holland, my dad’s parents immigrated from Holland and it was a big thing our family that you became an American citizen and you vote.” said Karen Dowle who lives in the precinct.

On the flip side, the county’s top three precincts with lowest turnout are all in the college area, including many of the dorms and student housing areas.

“The university is really active, at least the student body is really active, in trying to get as many people to register as possible” said Political Science grad student Lori Carillo. “But then again I guess you can’t force them to actually turn out”. 

The three precincts had a voter turnout between 38- 42 percent. The registrar of voters office did say the registration numbers could be inflated based on the transient nature of the neighborhood, bring the voting percentage down.

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