Low turnout expected statewide
The Chronicle is reporting low voter turnout in today’s election, likely due in part to the lack of a Presidential nominating contest to draw in voters. They’re anticipating that about a third of the state’s registered voters will cast ballots, with the majority of those voting absentee. Folks with the Yes on H campaign are also counting low turnout today among Alameda’s roughly 40,000 registered voters (despite all the friendly calls reminding us to get out to the polls), though they weren’t immediately sure of the absentee numbers. Either way, it’s expected to be a nail biter to the end: The last parcel tax, which passed in 2005, won by fewer than 70 (some say 51) votes.