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San Diego Votes Tuesday, Ending Acrimonious Political Season

Chris Jennewein, TIMES OF SAN DIEGO

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

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In a report released Monday, however, Vince Vasquez of the National University System Institute for Policy Research projected turnout to be 34-38 percent — the lowest figure in more than 30 years for an election with a governor’s race at the top of the ballot.

New voters — either young or from formerly marginalized ethnic groups — aren’t used to voting frequently, Vasquez said. He also said the rise of voters declining to state a party preference means there is less motivation to cast a ballot. That makes the problems systemic and could take into the next decade to solve, he said.