2012 California Primary Election information and links

FRESNO, California

Fresno County Clerk/Registrar of Voters
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Madera County Clerk/Registrar of Voters
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Mariposa County Clerk/Registrar of Voters
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Merced County Clerk/Registrar of Voters
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Kings County Clerk/Registrar of Voters
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Tulare County Clerk/Registrar of Voters
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By the Numbers: California's June 2012 Primary

17,153,699 Californians registered to vote in the June 5, 2012, Presidential Primary Election

21,993 Precincts throughout the state's 58 counties

154 Legislative and congressional seats up for election (20 State Senate, 80 State Assembly, 1 U.S. Senate, 53 U.S. House of Representatives)

604 Certified federal and state candidates on the ballot

7.7 million Vote-by-mail ballots issued (as reported by county elections officials)

62.2% Highest percentage of ballots that were cast by mail in a statewide election (in 2009)

7 Qualified political parties in California

3,654,608 Voters registered with no political party preference (21.3% of registered voters)

7,442,921 Voters whose political party preference is the Democratic Party (43.4% of registered voters)

5,186,492 Voters whose political party preference is the Republican Party (30.2% of registered voters)

116 Statewide initiatives approved by voters in the 100 years since direct democracy was established in California (Note: initiatives are one type of ballot measure www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_j.htm)

72.6% Highest turnout percentage of registered voters in a presidential primary (in 1976)

41.9% Lowest turnout percentage of registered voters in a presidential primary (in 1996). The presidential and statewide direct primaries were split in 2008; turnout in the 2008 direct primary was the lowest for any state primary in California: 28.2%.

28 Days county elections officials have to complete vote-tallying and auditing

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