Vote by mail a big hit in Kings County

While there will still be voting precincts available for Kings County’s November 8 election, there probably won’t be much in the way of lines. It turns out most Kings County voters cast their ballots by mail.

Kings County Assessor/Clerk-Recorder and Register of Voters Kristine Lee told The Leader that a large majority of the county’s voters do in fact vote by mail. The mail-in ballots will be sent to prospective voters by Oct. 11, and anyone who wants to vote can send it in any time after receiving it.

In the June, 2016 election, the county had 48,523 register voters. Of that total 19,761 votes were cast county-wide, a whopping 16,074 of them by vote-by-mail ballots.

In Lemoore there were 2,616 votes cast out of 9,473 registered voters, most of those votes cast by mail.

Lee says that figures from the last election revealed that 81 percent of the total ballots cast county-wide were done through vote-by-mail with a 40.73 percent turnout.

To apply for a vote-by-mail ballot simply contact the Kings County Elections office.

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