MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 19 2009 MEDIA ADVISORY MAY by maclaren1

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									FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2009

                                  * MEDIA ADVISORY *
           MAY 19 STATEWIDE SPECIAL AND CONSOLIDATED ELECTIONS
                     HOURLY SAMPLING OF VOTER TURNOUT
                                      5:00 P.M. UPDATE

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean Logan released turnout
results from a sample of polling places throughout the County. Sample results show 11.57%
turnout for the Statewide Special and Consolidated Elections as of 5:00 p.m. Estimates were
collected hourly. So far, turnout in sample precincts is well below turnout in recent statewide
elections. Polls will be open until 8:00 p.m. this evening.


                                           2005 STATEWIDE                    2009 STATEWIDE
               TIME       2004 PRIMARY        SPECIAL &       2006 PRIMARY      SPECIAL &
                                           CONSOLIDATED                      CONSOLIDATED
               8 AM           2.50%             3.25%            2.18%            1.32%
               9 AM           4.83%             6.07%            4.46%           2.49%
              10 AM           7.20%             8.92%            6.83%           3.69%
              11 AM           9.96%            12.47%            9.42%           4.74%
            12 NOON          12.72%            15.51%           11.84%           6.32%
               1 PM          15.01%            18.37%           14.12%           7.18%
               2 PM          17.02%            20.76%           14.67%           8.76%
               3 PM          19.56%            23.74%           17.97%           9.87%
               4 PM          22.44%            27.00%           19.34%          11.57%
               5 PM          25.90%            30.94%           22.37%
               6 PM          29.08%            35.33%           23.57%
               7 PM          33.72%            40.00%           30.31%
               8 PM          37.00%            44.81%           34.27%

           OFFICIAL
           TURNOUT           37.59%            47.04%           27.44%

Semi-Official Election results will be available shortly after 8:30 pm and updated throughout the
night. Election results will be available online at www.lavote.net . You can also receive election
updates via telephone by calling (562) 466-1310.

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About the Voter Turnout Sampling
The RR/CC samples hourly voter turnout in 30 precincts for use as an unofficial indication of
voting activity.        Turnout can fluctuate across districts or regions of the County. Caution is
encouraged in using these figures as a statistical prediction of voter turnout.


More Information
Access www.lavote.net for more important voter information concerning the May 19 Statewide
Special and Consolidated Elections. Voters may also call the RR/CC office at 1-800-815-2666.


 Persons requiring multilingual assistance in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino or Vietnamese can call (800) 481-8683.



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