Voters turn out in force for special election on Carlsbad lagoon development
FOX5 DIGITAL TEAM
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Based on the early returns, the National University System Institute for Policy Research projected turnout will be around 53-56 percent. That total tops the February 2014 San Diego mayoral special election -- 45 percent turnout -- and would be the highest in San Diego County in a special election since 2005, when eight state propositions were defeated, according to the institute.
The NUSIPR study also found that turnout was highest in neighborhoods near the lagoon.
“It's unknown whether Measure A will be approved or rejected by Carlsbad voters, but the favorable conditions that have supported passage of prior development projects haven't materialized this election cycle,'' said NUSIPR Senior Policy Analyst Vince Vasquez, author of the study and a Carlsbad resident. “That's not to say Measure A couldn't pass -- but its passage would be a different type of campaign victory than what we've seen in prior elections.''