San Leandro Voters Mail It In For 2020 General Election

Bea Karnes
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SAN LEANDRO, CA — Alameda County saw sky-high numbers for voter registration, but exceptionally low in-person voter turnout in the 2020 general election.

Some 966,000 Alameda County residents were registered to vote as of Tuesday night, including 51,083 San Leandro residents. Of San Leandro's registered voters, 100 percent opt to vote by mail, county statistics show.

Alameda County elections officials still have more mail-in ballots to tally, but turnout was nearly 40 percent as of Tuesday night. San Leandro voters have returned 67.2 percent of their ballots.

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

See how this year's registration and voter turnout statistics compare to recent presidential elections in Alameda County:

General Election Year

Registration

Vote by Mail Turnout

Election Day Turnout

Total Turnout

2020 (unofficial results as of Tuesday night)

966,088

326,235 (37%)

45,879 (5%)

372,114

2016

888,709

444,988 (50%)

225,257 (25%)

670,245 (75%)

2012

810,836

333,449 (41%)

269,030 (33%)

602,479 (74%)

2008

803,009

303, 807 (38%)

324,738 (40%)

628,545 (78%)

2004

742,258

Unavailable

Unavailable

567,915 (77%)

Source: Alameda County Registrar of Voters

— Written by Courtney Teague with additional reporting by Bea Karnes

This article originally appeared on the San Leandro Patch