California Could Have Its Lowest Voter Turnout Ever in Primary Election: Report

By NBC Bay Area Staff
|  Monday, May 26, 2014  |  Updated 11:10 AM PDT
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Calif. Could Have Its Lowest Voter Turnout in Primary

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Voters fill out ballots at a polling place in a fire station June 8, 2010 in Oakland, California. California voters are heading to the polls to vote in the primary elections for governor, U.S. senate and other statewide and local races. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California has a serious case of voter apathy--at least that is what experts are saying.

A report said the state could have its lowest voter turnout ever in the upcoming primary election.

According to the San Jose Mercury News, there are several contributing factors, including a lack of competitive races and the absence of citizen initiatives.

Plus, whoever goes up against Gov. Jerry Brown in November is not given much of a chance to win, according to some political experts.

Experts said the people most likely to vote next month are generally older, wealthy, white, and more educated.
 

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