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A Quick Look at Fresno Voter Turnout



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There are still 77,000 ballots in Fresno County left to process, and many of those will be within the city of Fresno. But, early numbers show a disparity in turnout based on geography.

In the latest results update released Friday (Nov. 9) afternoon, Fresnans cast 86,687 ballots, or 36% turnout.

In districts 3, 5 and 7, which covers Fresno south of Highway 180, turnout averaged 25%. For the rest of the city, turnout was 41%.

The raw data through Nov. 9:

Votes Registered Turnout
City wide 86,697 242,943 36%
D3 6,921 28,303 24%
D5 8,783 31,099 28%
D7 6,239 27,036 23%
D1, 2, 4, 6 64,754 156,505 41%

All these numbers will rise, based on the remaining votes to be tallied. Based on the increase of votes added from election night results to the Friday update, the voting turnout disparity between south Fresno and the rest of the city may only grow.

Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email