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Los Angeles County

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Since 1990, on average, only about a third of eligible voters in Los Angeles County participate in selecting who governs us and how we are governed.

Los Angeles County Midterm General Election Turnout, 2014

Eligible & Registered Voters, 1990-2018
Including Turnout & Votes by Mail

Election Persons Eligible to Vote Persons Registered to Vote Mail Ballots Cast Total Votes Cast Mail Ballot Percentage of Votes Turnout of Registered Voters Turnout of Eligible Voters
2018 General Election 6,230,147 5,306,704 1,350,313 3,023,417 44.7% 57.0% 48.5%
2018 Primary Election 6,216,686 5,149,461 665,075 1,490,502 44.6% 28.9% 24.0%
2016 General Election 6,222,266 5,253,427 1,283,648 3,544,115 36.2% 67.5% 57.0%
2016 Primary Election 6,199,606 4,909,904 722,079 2,026,068 35.6% 41.3% 32.7%
2014 General Election 6,096,320 4,897,915 577,023 1,518,835 38.0% 31.0% 24.9%
2014 Primary Election 6,076,302 4,857,424 400,694 824,070 48.6% 17.0% 13.6%
2012 General Election 5,976,156 4,758,437 975,828 3,236,704 30.2% 68.0% 54.2%
2012 Primary Election 5,959,291 4,459,268 431,811 973,274 44.4% 21.8% 16.3%
2010 General Election 5,823,294 4,449,415 678,651 2,377,105 28.6% 53.4% 40.8%
2010 Primary Election 5,804,922 4,352,711 369,499 1,021,448 36.2% 23.5% 17.6%
Election Persons Eligible to Vote Persons Registered to Vote Mail Ballots Cast Total Votes Cast Mail Ballot Percentage of Votes Turnout of Registered Voters Turnout of Eligible Voters
2008 General Election 5,775,838 4,298,440 810,222 3,368,057 24.1% 78.4% 58.3%
2008 Primary Election 5,712,484 3,963,780 482,921 2,183,998 22.1% 55.1% 38.2%
2006 General Election 5,708,463 3,914,138 531,383 2,033,119 26.1% 51.9% 35.6%
2006 Primary Election 5,691,552 3,839,483 314,824 1,050,076 30.0% 27.4% 18.5%
2004 General Election 5,656,610 3,972,738 521,004 2,710,280 19.2% 77.7% 54.6%
2004 Primary Election 5,628,181 3,682,950 252,444 1,251,521 20.2% 37.5% 24.5%
2002 General Election 5,513,142 3,976,189 303,207 1,690,101 17.9% 44.9% 32.4%
2002 Primary Election 5,596,320 4,140,740 218,976 1,070,65 20.5% 25.9% 19.1%
2000 General Election 5,367,115 4,075,037 540,183 2,720,067 19.9% 68.0% 51.6%
2000 Primary Election 5,354,117 3,808,488 316,882 1,836,153 17.3% 48.2% 34.3%
Election Persons Eligible to Vote Persons Registered to Vote Mail Ballots Cast Total Votes Cast Mail Ballot Percentage of Votes Turnout of Registered Voters Turnout of Eligible Voters
1998 General Election 5,221,673 3,854,817 407,776 2,058,862 19.8% 53.4% 39.4%
1998 Primary Election 5,192,309 3,772,592 285,532 1,450,126 19.7% 38.4% 27.9%
1996 General Election 4,517,259 3,857,805 396,033 2,505,790 15.8% 65.0% 55.5%
1996 Primary Election 4,509,175 3,620,677 257,359 1,346,358 19.1% 37.2% 29.9%
1994 General Election 4,620,158 3,665,868 377,460 2,147,678 17.6% 58.6% 46.5%
1994 Primary Election 4,620,158 3,550,877 197,824 1,128,308 17.5% 31.8% 24.4%
1992 General Election 5,601,005 3,744,096 388,795 2,831,077 13.7% 76.6% 50.6%
1992 Primary Election 4,924,912 3,338,914 226,130 1,612,673 14.0% 48.3% 32.8%
1990 General Election 5,529,883 3,487,180 270,645 1,925,811 14.1% 55.2% 24.8%
1990 Primary Election 5,514,586 3,402,509 177,295 1,283,079 13.8% 37.7% 23.4%

Source: California Secretary of State