Don Price is a voter from Davis. He says the low turnout may be the result of a perception that many of the top races appear to be decided already.
“When it comes to the state-wide races I think Brown’s likely to be a shoe-in,” says Price. “I think the Democrats on the whole are likely to be shoe-ins, so I haven’t really worried about them a lot.”
Some poll workers reported confusion over the new balloting system. The two top vote getters will face each other again in November, regardless of their party affiliation.
Candidates competed for Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State and Superintendent of Public Instruction.
A measure that would require local governments to comply with state public records laws and a $600 million bond for veterans housing were also on the ballot.