Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Voter Turnout in Sacramento, San Joaquin Counties Mostly by Mail

Record number of mail ballots could delay primary results Record number of mail ballots could delay primary results
Melinda Barton | 10 June, 2018, 00:16

As of Thursday afternoon, the county election office had received more than 86,000 ballots out of 166,592 registered voters, a almost 52 percent voter turnout, and the office will likely receive more mail-in ballots on Friday to add to the count (if they were postmarked by Election Day).

This is an increase from the 51.3 per cent of eligible voters who cast their ballot in 2014. According to Elections Canada, over 1.9 million Ontarians voted orange, giving them 33.56 per cent of the vote.

"We are proud that our measured and principled approach to modernization made voting even easier for many electors across the province while maintaining the integrity and security of our elections".

Although voters will still use a paper ballot at the voting box, the province is rolling out some new technology.

Then he or she would hand the ballot back to the official who would insert it into an electronic voting machine. To save time, the Board of Elections encourages you to mark your sample ballot in advance and take it with you to facilitate the voting process.

Gomes said there will be 54 locations, along with seven in multi-residential buildings and a dozen of mobile polls in nursing homes and hospitals.

It could take weeks to count all votes from any elections that end up being very tight, he said. Turnout hovered above 60 per cent for most of the 1970s and 1980s until 1999, when it dropped to 58.3 per cent and ex-Conservative premier Mike Harris got a second mandate.

Absentee ballot application forms are available at the County Election Board office, 131 W. 13th St.in Ada.

But those numbers only included votes submitted at polling places and early vote-by-mail ballots, not the thousands of vote-by-mail ballots dropped off at poling places or those that arrived at the election office through the mail that day or the next.

On our elections page, you can also find out what your electoral district is, if you are registered to vote, how to register to vote, and how to vote. Election officials used e-Poll books to strike voters' names from the Voters List before providing them with their ballot.