While local polls during today’s Primary Election reported a small, but steady stream of voters earlier in the day, poll workers said they expected a rush at the end of the day.
Poll Inspector Alfred Zambrano said voters trickled in to the precinct at in small but steady numbers. With 900 voters registered at the precinct, about 100 had voted by 3 p.m. that afternoon.
But more voters were expected right before polls close at 8 p.m.
With 4.5 million registered voters in Los Angeles County,
Without a high-stakes presidential primary, and with few close local races, voter turnout is expected to be low.
Glendora resident Dennis Beito said candidates in local races didn’t draw him to today’s polls. Instead, the to fund cancer research was the hot button issue for him.
“I used to work with hospices for 14 years and I’ve seen a lot of people die of lung cancer and I think the higher they make [the tax] the better,” said Beito.
To locate your poll location, visit the Los Angeles County Clerk’s Office website.