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A Bummer of a Voter Turnout

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The June 3 election had a meager turnout compared to February 5th's Super Tuesday primary and the expected numbers for the upcoming November presidential contest. Statewide, there are 16,123,787 registered voters and only 3,583,827 people, or 22.2%, came out to the polls in California, where the population was last estimated at 36,457,549 by the US Census Bureau.

Locally, Los Angeles County had a lower turnout percentage -- 16.48%. 663,625 ballots were casted out of a total 4,062,257 registered voters.

The results will be certified on July 1 by the LA County Board of Supervisors, leaving a 28-day window for a "detailed vote canvassing period involving a multitude of tasks and personnel to process all valid ballots and account for thousands of election supplies and equipment prior to finalizing complete election returns," says the Daily News. Supplemental canvass tally updates will be posted online every Friday and Tuesday with the results until certification.

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