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Less than 27 percent of San Diegans turn out for primary vote in preliminary count

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Nearly 27 percent of eligible voters in San Diego County turned out for Tuesday's primary election, but that number will grow as absentee and provisional ballots are counted, a Registrar of Voters spokesman said Wednesday.

The number of ballots counted through about 2 a.m., compared to the number of eligible voters, is 26.8 percent, the county's Gig Conaughton said.

That would be lower than the turnout in the last couple primary elections, when more than one-third of voters cast ballots, he said.

However, around 135,500 ballots still need to be tallied, according to the registrar's office. Election officials have 28 days to complete the count.

The next release of results is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday.

No problems were reported at polling places on Election Day.

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