Valley turned out the voters


IMPERIAL VALLEY, CA – The Imperial Valley Registrar of Voters, Sylvia Bermudez, reported to the board that elections valley wide were all doing well, with no reported troubles.

“Basically the calls we are getting are where to vote,”

Bermudez was pleased with the turnout, calling it good. “We average in the low 40,000’s,  and we are already numbering in the low 50’s. My precinct at 7 a.m. had 44% turnout.”

Bermudez told the board  this year the Registrars Office sent out over 30,000 vote by mail ballots. However, just a day before the election they had only received about 6,100 of those back. By this morning, the Registrar had collected 15,000 more, either at polling places or that were dropped off at the office.

Bermudez said that the mail in ballots had now been counted and those numbers will be the first to be released once the polls close. Jokingly pressed by the board to release some of the results early, Bermudez refused by telling them they will have to wait like everyone else.