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Sonoma County election turnout called 'dismal'

In an election with few hot-button issues, voter turnout in Sonoma County was "dismal," the elections chief said late Tuesday.

About a quarter of the county's 248,216 registered voters returned their ballots before Election Day, a total of 65,082.

As votes from the county's 374 precincts began to arrive at the elections office late Tuesday, Sonoma County Registrar Janice Atkinson said it appeared turnout would be among the lowest in years.

"They're just dribbling in," she said, standing by her earlier forecast that 50-53 percent of the county's registered voters would turn in their ballots.

The most walk-in voters at any precinct was 148, she said. Some precincts have more than 2,000 registered voters.


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