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.
The San Diego County unemployment rate remained steady at 3.3 percent between November and December despite a loss of 3,500 jobs.
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck offshore in Mexico's Gulf of California on Friday morning, but there were no immediate reports of damage.
Scattered showers and lower temperatures are in the forecast Friday for San Diego County with snow possible in the mountains at gradually lower elevations throughout the day.
Teachers in the Solana Beach School District, who have been without contracts for months, on Thursday pushed for new contracts, but the district is not backing down.
A Ramona man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of stealing tip jars from a half-dozen Poway businesses.
People who take their pets to Del Mar's dog beach wanted to know who planted the incredible garden there.
Local first-responders who put their lives on the line to help victims of the deadly Montecito mudslides were back home Thursday.
A man accused of stabbing a woman to death near an Encanto Park made his first court appearance Thursday.