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Two-Thirds of San Diego Voters Shunned Polls on Tuesday

Alexander Nguyen, TIMES OF SAN DIEGO

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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Though Vince Vasquez of NUSIPR said after all is said and done, he expects to turnout to be around 40 percent.
Much has been made about Asian-American voters in this election because this is the first election for the newly formed Asian district and both candidates for that district’s City Council seat are of Asian descent. District 6 is approximately 36 percent Asian, but only 19 percent or so of those are registered voters.
Based on early mail-in ballot results, Vasquez projected the Asian turnout to be 0.5 to 2 percent below registered — around 17 percent, he said.
After all the provisional votes are counted, “we expect numbers to remain the same,” Vasquez said. “The campaigns probably didn’t go out of their way to reach these voters.”