Only a fourth of SLO County mail in ballots returned
May 26, 2016
In the last primary election, approximately 60,000 San Luis Obispo County registered voters participated, or 41 percent.
Of those who have mailed in their 2016 primary election ballots, 9,890 are Republicans, 9,701 are Democrats and 1,583 are declined to state voters.
Republican John Peschong, Democrat Steve Martin, Republican John Hamon and decline to state Dale Gustin are vying for the San Luis Obispo County District 1 supervisor seat. Of District 1 voters, 4,027 have returned their ballots. Of those, 2,365 are from Republicans, 1,382 from Democrats and 280 from no party voters.
In the District 3 race between Democrat Adam Hill, decline to state Dan Carpenter and Democrat Debbie Peterson, 4,440 voters have returned their ballots. Of those, 2,326 are from Democrats, 1,788 from Republicans and 286 from voters with no party preference.
In the District 5 battle between Republican Debbie Arnold and Democrat Eric Michielssen, 3,701 voters have mailed in their ballots. Of those, 1,715 are from Democrats, 1,700 from Republicans and 286 from voters with no party preference.
As of April 16, there were 149,785 registered voters in the county. There were 59,211 registered Republicans (39.5 percent), 50,342 registered Democrats (33.6 percent) and 31,096 voters registered decline to state (20.8 percent).