Voter Turnout at General Elections
Los Angeles County

Ballots Cast/Turnout 1990-2016
Including Primary Elections From 1996)

Election Ballots Cast Turnout (of Registered Voters)
2016 General Election 3,544,115 69.5%
2016 Primary Election 2,026,068 42.1%
2014 General Election 1,518,835 31.1%
2014 Primary Election 824,070 17.1%
2012 General Election 2,368,283 51.6%
2012 Primary Election 973,274 21.9%
2010 General Election 1,912,930 43.3%
2010 Primary Election 1,021,448 23.5%
2008 General Election 2,662,253 65.6%
2008 Primary Election 812,308 20.0%
2006 General Election 2,033,119 51.9%
2006 Primary Election 1,050,076 27.4%
2004 General Election 2,710,280 69.5%
2004 Primary Election 1,251,521 34.1%
2003 Special Recall Election 2,046,001 51.0%
2002 General Election 1,690,101 42.7%
2002 Primary Election 1,070,651 25.9%
2000 General Election 2,583,715 66.3%
2000 Primary Election 1,748,419 48.2%
1998 General Election 2,058,862 53.4%
1998 Primary Election 1,450,126 38.4%
1996 General Election 2,505,790 65.0%
1996 Primary Election 1,346,358 37.2%
1994 General Election 2,147,678 58.6%
1992 General Election 2,831,077 75.6%
1990 General Election 1,925,811 55.2%

Source: California Secretary of State

Voters-By-Mail
Los Angeles County (1990-2016)

Election Mail Ballots Cast All Ballots Cast Percent
2016 General Election 1,283,648 3,544,115 36.2%
2016 Primary Election 722,079 2,026,068 35.6%
2014 General Election 577,023 1,518,835 38.0%
2014 Primary Election 400,694 824,070 48.6%
2012 General Election 448,470 2,368,283 18.9%
2012 Primary Election 431,811 973,274 44.4%
2010 General Election 377,205 2,695,894 14.0%
2010 Primary Election 369,499 1,021,448 36.2%
2008 General Election 377,205 2,695,894 14.0%
2008 Primary Election 316,136 812,308 38.9%
2006 General Election 531,383 2,033,119 26.1%
2006 Primary Election 314,824 1,050,076 30.0%
2004 General Election 521,004 2,710,280 19.2%
2004 Primary Election 252,444 1,251,521 20.2%
2002 General Election 303,207 1,690,101 17.9%
2002 Primary Election 218,976 1,070,65 20.5%
2000 General Election 540,183 2,720,067 19.9%
2000 Primary Election 316,882 1,836,153 17.3%
1998 General Election 407,776 2,058,862 19.8%
1998 Primary Election 285,532 1,450,126 19.7%
1996 General Election 396,033 2,505,790 15.8%
1996 Primary Election 257,359 1,346,358 19.1%
1994 General Election 377,460 2,147,678 17.6%
1992 General Election 388,795 2,831,077 13.7%
1990 General Election 270,645 1,925,811 14.1%

Source: California Secretary of State

Historical Voter Turnout in General Elections
Los Angeles County (1960-2010)

Election Year Percent of Eligible Adults Percent of Registered Voters
2010 32.8 43.3
2000 47.0 66.3
1990 34.8 55.2
1980 50.0 76.6
1970 53.1 70.4
1960 69.6 88.5

Source: California Secretary of State