California’s primary is 1 day away. Do voters care?
‘Twas the night before California’s primary election, when all through the state / Barely a creature was stirring, even with the high stakes.
My adaptation of a classic poem may be of questionable quality, but it nevertheless captures what will likely be a defining feature of Tuesday’s primary election: low voter turnout.
Although a whopping 81.5% of eligible Californians were registered to vote as of May 23 — the highest percentage heading into a gubernatorial primary election in 68 years — just 13% had returned their ballot as of Saturday, per a tracker from Political Data Inc.