- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California’s secretary of state is preparing for a major surge in voter turnout for the state’s June 7 presidential primary, a day that could prove decisive for both parties.

Secretary of State Alex Padilla said in a statement Tuesday that he has reached out to Gov. Jerry Brown, legislative leaders and county elections officials to make sure the state is able to handle bigger-than usual numbers both in the primaries and the November general election.

Padilla said he wants to make sure there is sufficient staffing and there are plenty of ballots at polling stations.

Other states have seen large turnouts so far, and the U.S. Justice Department is investigating a complaint by the Phoenix’s mayor over voters being stuck in line for hours in Arizona’s March 22 primary.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide