The County Registrar-Recorder/Clerks office reports that only 17.2-percent of registered voters in Los Angeles County cast ballots in Tuesday's primary election, signficantly less than the number of voters to participate the last Statewide primary in 2008.
According to a press release provided by the Registrar-Recorder/Clerks office, only 765,552 registered voters in Los Angeles County voted in Tuesday's Election. That percentage is down from 23.47 percent in 2010.
Voters in the city of Los Angeles--who had the opportunity to vote on races, ballot measures regarding and an i, and a local primary in the race for District Attorney--turned out in even lower numbers than the county average. According Patch's calculation based on the votes cast by community report provided by the Registrar-Recorder/Clerks office, only 15.6 percent of Los Angeles voters participated in the election.
In the race for the 51st Assembly District, 22,264 votes were cast, meaning only 12.3 percent of eligible voters particpated.
Patch Asks: If you didn't vote, why not? If you did, what attracted you to the ballot booth?