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San Diegans head to the polls for California Primary

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CBS 8) - San Diegans headed to the polls Tuesday to decide on a number of key races and propositions.

The San Diego County Registrar of Voters predicted a 35 to 40 percent turnout Tuesday.

Voters will cast their ballots in a number of key races. Perhaps the biggest and most publicized race: the pursuit of who will be the next Republican candidate for California Governor. Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman had built a wide lead over rival Steve Poizner.

Senate candidate Carly Fiorina also went into Election Day with a double-digit lead over her two challengers, Tom Campbell and State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore.

In San Diego, the registrar reported that it had received over 223,000 mail-in ballots by Monday. Voters also had the chance to visit one of over 1,200 polling places throughout San Diego County. There were no major problems reported.

Voters are also deciding on four seats on the San Diego City Council. Two of the incumbents were likely to win re-election, one seat was open due to term limits and the fourth was vacant after a councilmember decided to run for state office.

Among the local propositions on Tuesday's ballot was Prop. D, which would make the city's "strong mayor" form of government permanent and create a ninth council seat and increase the votes needed to override a mayoral veto to two-thirds. If approved by voters, Proposition G would eliminate "project labor agreements" between municipalities and unions. Proposition B would amend the San Diego County Board of Supervisors charter to limit board members to two terms.


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