November 08, 2012

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean Logan announced that preliminary voter turnout sampling figures for the November 6, 2012 General Election showed a 66.66% turnout at the polls as of 8 p.m.

A comparative sample turnout for the November 2008 General Election showed 82.39% for the same time period. Samplings from previous year General Elections for the time period ranged from 50.5% in 2006 to 49.31% in 2010. The total number of ballots counted totaled 2,368,283, that included 448,470 vote by mail ballots.

The RR/CC conducted the hourly sampling of 30 precincts out of 4,621 for use as an unofficial indication of voting activity. Turnout in certain districts or areas of the County can fluctuate, so caution is encouraged in using these figures as a statistical prediction of voter turnout. Additionally, these figures do not reflect vote by mail ballots.

“Overall, we saw good turnout and voter participation at the polls,” said Logan.

“The success of elections relies on the community service we see across Los Angeles County. I want to say a big thank-you to the 25,000 poll workers that made the election run smoothly.”

“We will continue the process of tallying ballots that have arrived from the 4,621 precincts throughout Los Angeles County. We want to be meticulous about the tally process so that every vote cast at the polling place is properly counted and added to the overall results.”

Updated election tabulation results may be accessed via the RR/CC website and will be updated until an unofficial election night tally is posted.

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