Kern County initial voter turnout

Posted at 11:47 AM, Jun 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-08 14:47:18-04

The numbers are starting to come in showing how many people voted in Kern County.

Initial voter turnout looks like 26%. Mail-in and provisional ballots are still being counted, according to the Elections Office.

So far there have been no major issues, unlike in Los Angeles, where broken machines, incomplete voter rolls and polling places opening late caused chaos.

The official number for Kern County voter turnout will come out in a couple weeks. The office has 31 days to submit final tallies.

While only a quarter of people voted, the turnout is already better than the last primary, held in 2014. A mere 21% of registered voters turned in their ballots, according to the Secretary of State's Office.