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Voter Turndown

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The Nov. 15, 2018, NCJ article titled "Humboldt Sees Huge Turnout" contains a significant error.

According to the U.S. Census' most recent population estimates as of July 1, 2017, there were 110,771 voting-age residents in Humboldt County (probably hundreds more today that have turned 18).

Therefore, the Humboldt County Registrar of Voters' count of "54,198 votes cast" represents a 49 percent turnout, not the "69 percent" mistakenly reported.

George Clark, Eureka

Editor's note: While it is correct that just 49 percent of "voting-age residents" cast ballots in the November election, according to Nov. 9 estimates from the Humboldt County Elections Office, the turnout referenced in the article was the percentage of registered voters who participated in the election.


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