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SCV sees low voter turnout

Castaic school district race sees top numbers with 30 percent eligible voters

Posted: November 4, 2009 10:07 p.m.
Updated: November 5, 2009 9:00 a.m.

Voters cast their ballots Tuesday in low to moderate numbers for Santa Clarita Valley's local election covering decisions spanning from the future of governance for westside communities to the designation of school and water district board members.

The Castaic Union School District runoff attracted the highest voter turnout with 30 percent of eligible registered voters participating.

Meanwhile, the Santa Clarita Community College District race only drew about 10 percent of eligible registered voters for office seat No. 1 and 9 percent for office seat No. 3.

Voters deciding whether to allow several westside communities to remain part of unincorporated Los Angeles County, to turn the area into its own city or to annex it to City of Santa Clarita appeared to attract about 13 percent of eligible registered voters for each measure.

About 22 percent of eligible registered voters cast ballots in the Newhall County Water District race, 25 percent participated in the William S. Hart Union High School District race and 27 percent voted in the Newhall School District race.

About 12 percent of registered voters countywide participated in consolidated elections with 251,989 ballots turned in out of 2.1 million potential ballots. Absentee ballots made up almost half of the total number turned in.


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