Danville Voters Mail It In For 2020 General Election

Courtney Teague
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DANVILLE, CA — Contra Costa County saw sky-high numbers for voter registration, but exceptionally low in-person voter turnout in the 2020 general election.

Some 703,000 Contra Costa County residents were registered to vote as of Tuesday night. Contra Costa County elections officials still have more mail-in ballots to tally, but turnout was about 50 percent as of Tuesday night.

Mail-in ballots were particularly popular this year amid the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly six percent of registered Contra Costa County voters opted for in-person polling places this year — that's the county's lowest in-person turnout rate since 2008, the most recent year for which vote by mail statistics were readily available.

Elections officials have 30 days to certify the results of the election.

This article originally appeared on the Danville Patch