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									Sacramento County
Voter Registration & Elections
     2008
  Presidential
Primary Election
Media Guide


                                        Jill LaVine
                                Registrar of Voters
                        Effective January 11, 2008
                            TABLE OF CONTENTS



                                                                    PAGE

Vision, Mission, Values                                              2

How to Contact Voter Registration and Elections                      3

Rules, Regulations and Guidelines for the Media                      4

Media Advisories                                                     5-12

Outreach Events                                                      13-14

Contests on the Ballot                                               15

Facts about the February 5, 2008 Election                            16

Voter Turnout, Primary and General Elections in Sacramento County    17-20

Precinct and Vote by Mail Comparisons                                21

Vote by Mail Voting Statistics                                       22




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                COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO
           VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS
                                     VISION
     On behalf of the people of Sacramento County, we proudly conduct
               elections with accuracy, integrity and dignity.

                                    MISSION
    Our mission is to:
    Provide the opportunity and the means for participation in the election
    process;

    Be effective, efficient and responsive to customer needs through continuous
    improvement;

    Achieve open communication through teamwork and a spirit of goodwill;

    Support educational and training opportunities to produce quality work;

    Ensure legal requirements are met and applied consistently; and

    Work together to pursue and achieve excellence.


                                    VALUES

    We demonstrate and support the following values:
                Integrity

                Responsibility

                Accuracy

                Efficiency

                Respect for All

                Ethical Conduct

                Commitment to Customer Service




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                       HOW TO CONTACT
               VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS
                       Media Relations, Information, and Interviews

       Jill LaVine                                Work Telephone: (916) 875-6558
       Registrar of Voters                        Contact # after work hours and weekends:
       Email: lavinej@saccounty.net               Cell Phone: (916) 591-9405


       Alice Jarboe                               Work Telephone: (916) 875-6761
       Assistant Registrar of Voters              Contact # after work hours and weekends:
       Email: jarboea@saccounty.net               Cell Phone: (916) 201-9152

       Brad Buyse                                 Work Telephone: (916) 875-6365
       Campaign Services                          Contact # after work hours and weekends:
       Email: buyseb@saccounty.net                Cell Phone: (916) 599-0368

       Campaign Disclosure                        Telephone: (916) 875-6451, menu selection “4”


Office Hours and Address
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Monday – Friday, except holidays)

Address:             Voter Registration and Elections
                     County of Sacramento
                     7000 65th Street, Suite A           (cross streets: 65th & Florin)
                     Sacramento, CA 95823-2315

Internet

County of Sacramento, Voter Registration and Elections
Website: www.elections.saccounty.net

       Look up Polling Place Location (including a map with directions and a photo of the
       building);
       Look up a Sample Ballot (based on a residence in Sacramento County);
       View Live Election Results after the polls close on Election Day; and
       View Frequently Asked Questions.
       Track Vote by Mail
       Check Registration



                                   SECRETARY OF STATE
                               Website: www.ss.ca.gov/elections

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     RULES, REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES FOR THE MEDIA

                                    Visiting Polling Places
If you wish to visit one or more polling places on Election Day, please remember that voters are
there to cast their ballots and precinct officials are there to ensure that voters can cast their
ballots. Please respect the privacy and sanctity of the voting booth and do not interrupt any
voter who is voting.

We request that you first introduce yourself to the Precinct Inspector, who is responsible for
operating the polling place. Please do not interrupt the precinct officials when they are servicing
voters.

If you would like to take photos or video or wish to interview a voter, please ask permission first
and respect the requests of those who do not wish to be in the news. Interviews should be
conducted away from the voting area, so other voters are not disturbed. If you wish to ask
voters if they would voluntarily disclose their votes (“exit polling”), you must do this at least 25
feet away from the room where the polling place has been set up.

You must not film or photograph a voter’s selections on his or her ballot.

If you need assistance in locating a polling place, please call Voter Registration and Elections.

Ballot Counting, Election Night

For security reasons, ballots are counted in a monitored room. Only those with an appropriate
badge will be allowed to enter the ballot counting room by a Deputy Sheriff. Our security
procedures will be strictly enforced. The ballot counting room has a large window for public
observation and filming.

For those who want to do live interviews with the staff of Voter Registration and Elections, you
will be assisted as to which doors reporters may use to lay cable and will be shown the
designated area to conduct interviews.

Absentee ballots will be counted first, with the results made public shortly after the polls close at
8:00 p.m. Ballots from polling places will be counted as they are brought in to Voter Registration
and Elections. Election results will be posted on our website, www.elections.saccounty.net and
will be updated throughout the night until all precincts have reported. Our semi-final results will
be posted on the website.




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Countywide Services Agency                                              Terry Schutten, County Executive
                                                                                Penelope Clarke, Agency
Voter Registration and                                                                    Administrator
Elections
Jill LaVine, Registrar of Voters
                                   County of Sacramento

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         CONTACT: Brad Buyse, 875-6365
December 17, 2007


MEDIA ADVISORY:

     SACRAMENTO COUNTY REGISTRAR OF VOTERS ELECTION UPDATE
                   Non-Partisan Decline to State Voters can Request
                     Democratic or American Independent Ballots

Sacramento County Registrar of Voters Jill LaVine announced today that beginning next week,
Vote by Mail (Absentee) Non-Partisan (Decline to State) voters will receive a postcard in the
mail notifying them that they can vote their Non-Partisan Decline to State ballot, or choose either
a Democratic or American Independent ballot in the upcoming February Presidential Election.

“The American Independent and Democratic parties have stated that they will allow Non-
Partisan Decline to State voters to crossover and request their party’s ballot,” says Jill LaVine,
Sacramento County Registrar of Voters.

LaVine states that if you are Non-Partisan Decline to State Vote by Mail voter, you must sign
and return the postcard as soon as possible to ensure that the Elections Office has enough time
to mail out your requested ballot. LaVine says that not all Decline to State Non- Partisan voters
will choose to cross-over.

All other Non-Partisan Decline to State voters can choose a Democratic or American
Independent ballot at the polls on Election Day, or by marking their party choices on the Vote by
Mail (absentee) application on the back of their sample ballot pamphlet.

The last day to register to vote for the February Presidential Primary is January 22, 2008.

Registration forms are available at the Registrars website at:
http://www.elections.saccounty.net/VotingInformation/SAC_VRE_DF_Registering_to_Vote

For more information, contact Brad Buyse at (916) 875-6365 or email BuyseB@saccounty.net.
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Countywide Services Agency                                             Terry Schutten, County Executive
                                                                               Penelope Clarke, Agency
Voter Registration and                                                                   Administrator
Elections
Jill LaVine, Registrar of Voters
                                   County of Sacramento


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    CONTACT: Brad Buyse, 875-6365
December 19, 2007



MEDIA ADVISORY

                             Registrar of Voters Election Update

                        Sacramento County Prepares for Logic and
                       Accuracy Testing For February 5, 2008 Election


Sacramento County Elections announced today that logic and accuracy testing for their voting
machines will begin on December 27, 2007 and run continuously until completed.

“Interested parties can observe our testing of each machine for accuracy in the tabulation of
votes,” says Registrar of Voters Jill LaVine. If you are interested in viewing this procedure,
please contact Brad Buyse at (916) 875-6365 for the schedule.

To get information about the upcoming election, as well as details on registering to vote and
applying for an absentee ballot, visit our web site at www.saccounty.net/elections or call (916)
875-6451.

For more information, contact Brad Buyse at (916) 875-6365 or (916) 599-0368 cell.


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Countywide Services Agency                                             Terry Schutten, County Executive
                                                                               Penelope Clarke, Agency
                                                                                         Administrator
Voter Registration and
Elections
Jill LaVine, Registrar of Voters   County of Sacramento
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                  CONTACT: Brad Buyse, 875-6365
December 24, 2007

                     MEDIA ADVISORY:
    SACRAMENTO COUNTY REGISTRAR OF VOTERS ELECTION UPDATE
               Elections Office Gears Up for a Busy 2008 While Reaching
                                  Out to Teen Voters
With three elections to conduct in 2008, and the Presidential Primary Election just weeks away,
Sacramento County’s Elections staff has been gearing up for months. Time off, even during the
holidays, will be rare for Elections staff over the next year.

Registrar of Voters Jill LaVine says it takes nearly six months of careful preparation to ensure a
successful election. “We have a one-week window of time following the June election for staff to
take a short break before November’s General Election preparation hits us hard,” says LaVine.

In addition, the Elections office is busy distributing voter registration information to teens who
will qualify to vote in 2008. Beginning December 31, 2007 through January 21, 2008, Regional
Transit buses will carry voter outreach ad cards on the inside of 25 buses and a large exterior
ad on the rear of 15 buses. The ads feature a photograph of students from Luther Burbank High
School with the message “Get Your Vote On!” and the other is a light bulb with the message
“Vote: It’s a Bright Idea!”

“We are excited about this campaign and our goal is two-fold. We want to reach out to teens to
register to vote, and also ask parents to encourage their teens to get involved in the democratic
process,” says LaVine.

2008 Election dates:
Feb 5 – Presidential Primary Election
June 3 – Statewide Primary Election
November 4 – Presidential General Election

The last day to register to vote for February’s Presidential Primary Election is January 22, 2008.

For more information, contact Brad Buyse at (916) 875-6365 or (916) 599-0368 cell.

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Countywide Services Agency                                             Terry Schutten, County Executive
                                                                               Penelope Clarke, Agency
Voter Registration and                                                                   Administrator
Elections
Jill LaVine, Registrar of Voters
                                   County of Sacramento


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    CONTACT: Brad Buyse, 875-6365
December 28, 2007



MEDIA ADVISORY:
                             Registrar of Voters Election Update

               Statewide Primary Election Candidate Filing Opens

The Petitions-in-Lieu period has officially opened at the Sacramento County Elections office for

those seeking candidacy for the June 3, 2008 Statewide Primary Election.


“Candidates who wish to seek electoral office and supplement their filing fee by gathering
signatures can come into my office beginning today, December 28 to February 21, 2008 to pick
up the necessary paperwork,” says Jill LaVine Registrar of Voters. Nomination period for the
Primary election opens on February 11, 2008 through March 7, 2008.

For a complete list of offices up for election, and a Candidate’s Guide to assist those running for
office, please visit http://www.elections.saccounty.net/ENG/campaign-services/index.html


For more information, contact Brad Buyse at (916) 875-6365 or (916) 599-0368 cell.

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Countywide Services Agency                                                                 Terry Schutten, County Executive
                                                                                                     Penelope Clarke, Agency
Voter Registration and                                                                                         Administrator
Elections
Jill LaVine, Registrar of Voters
                                           County of Sacramento
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                    CONTACT: Brad Buyse, 875-6365
January 7, 2008


MEDIA ADVISORY:

                                           SACRAMENTO COUNTY

                         REGISTRAR OF VOTERS ELECTION UPDATE


Voters Receive Sample Ballot Pamphlets for Presidential Primary Election

Sacramento County Registrar of Voters Jill LaVine announced today that sample ballot
pamphlets for the February 5, 2008 Presidential Primary Election are arriving in the mailboxes of
600,121 registered voters in Sacramento County.

                                   Check your polling location
There are a total of 538 polling places in Sacramento County. Some polling places may be different for
this election so voters are urged to check the back of their sample ballot pamphlet for the location of their polling place.
Voters may also find their designated polling place online at
http://www.pollingplacelookup.saccounty.net/ or by calling (916) 875-6500.

                      Reminder about new Vote-by-Mail terminology
Amendments to the California Election Code became law on January 1, 2008. LaVine wants to
remind voters and the media the terminology that refers to a voter who chooses to vote by mail
has changed from an "absentee voter" to a "vote-by-mail” voter, or VBM.

                                                 Key dates for voters
January 7, 2008 – Vote-by-Mail (VBM) ballots begin mailing to approximately 204,460 permanent            VBM voters and
VBM voting begins.
January 22, 2008 - Last day to register to vote in Presidential Primary Election.
January 29, 2008 - Last day to request a VBM ballot be mailed to you. (A VBM request form can be found on the back
cover of the Sample Official Ballot pamphlet. These requests must be received by the Elections Office by 5:00 p.m.)

The Elections Office will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2008 in observance of the Martin
Luther King Jr. Birthday holiday.

For more information, contact Brad Buyse at (916) 875-6365.
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Countywide Services Agency                                                                   Terry Schutten, County Executive
                                                                                                       Penelope Clarke, Agency
                                                                                                                 Administrator


Voter Registration and Elections
Jill LaVine, Registrar of Voters               County of Sacramento
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                    CONTACT: Brad Buyse, 875-6365
January 8, 2008


MEDIA ADVISORY:

                                           SACRAMENTO COUNTY

                         REGISTRAR OF VOTERS ELECTION UPDATE
Storm Delays Mailing of Permanent Vote-by-Mail (VBM) Ballots

Sacramento County Registrar of Voters Jill LaVine announced today that the recent storms
have delayed mailing of Permanent Vote-by-Mail (VBM) ballots to Sacramento County voters.
“Due to the numerous electrical outages, our staff has been working around the clock to get
caught up,” says LaVine.

The Sacramento County Elections Office suffered a loss of power for over five hours on Friday
afternoon which resulted in delays to processing of Vote-by-Mail applications. LaVine says they
expect to be back on track by early Thursday morning.

Sacramento County currently has 600,788 registered voters of which 204,460 are Permanent
Vote-by-Mail voters. Permanent Vote-By-Mail Voters should expect to see their ballot by the
end of the week.

                                   Check your polling location
There are a total of 548 polling places in Sacramento County. Some polling places may be different for
this election so voters are urged to check the back of their sample ballot pamphlet for the location of their polling place.
Voters may also find their designated polling place online at
http://www.pollingplacelookup.saccounty.net/ or by calling (916) 875-6500.


                                                 Key dates for voters
January 22, 2008 - Last day to register to vote in Presidential Primary Election.
January 29, 2008 - Last day to request a VBM ballot be mailed to you. (A VBM request form can be found on the back
cover of the Sample Official Ballot pamphlet. These requests must be received by the Elections Office by 5:00 p.m.)

The Elections Office will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2008 in observance of the Martin
Luther King Jr. Birthday holiday.

For more information, contact Brad Buyse at (916) 875-6365.
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Countywide Services Agency                                           Terry Schutten, County Executive
                                                                             Penelope Clarke, Agency
Voter Registration and                                                                 Administrator
Elections
Jill LaVine, Registrar of Voters
                                   County of Sacramento


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              CONTACT: Brad Buyse, 875-6365
January 14, 2008

MEDIA ADVISORY:
             Registrar of Voters Update

                  Last Day to Register for February Election
                              is January 22, 2008
Registrar of Voters Jill LaVine announced today that those interested in voting in the
upcoming Presidential Primary Election have until January 22 to register to vote.
“We urge everyone who is not currently registered or those who want to change their
party and participate in this exciting year of elections, to call our office to request a Voter
Registration Card be mailed to you,” says LaVine. Voter Registration cards are also
available at libraries, post offices and other government buildings.
Permanent Vote-by-Mail ballots started arriving in voter mailboxes last week. Over
204,000 VBM ballots have been sent out to VBM voters in Sacramento County.
All VBM ballots must be in the Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. on election night for your
vote to count.
                                    Key dates for voters
January 22, 2008 - Last day to register to vote in Presidential Primary Election.
January 29, 2008 - Last day to request a VBM ballot be mailed to you. (A VBM request
form can be found on the back cover of the Sample Official Ballot pamphlet. These
requests must be received by the Elections Office by 5:00 p.m.)

The Elections Office will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2008 in observance of the
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday holiday.

For more information, contact Brad Buyse at (916) 875-6365 or (916) 599-0368 (cell).

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Countywide Services Agency                                              Terry Schutten, County Executive
                                                                                Penelope Clarke, Agency
Voter Registration and                                                                    Administrator
Elections
Jill LaVine, Registrar of Voters
                                     County of Sacramento

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                      CONTACT: Brad Buyse, 875-6365
January 22, 2008

MEDIA ADVISORY:


                                   Registrar of Voters Update

Registrar Implements Election Night Contingency Plan

Presidential Primary ballots will be tallied at Elections Office to ensure accuracy

Sacramento County Registrar of Voters Jill LaVine announced today that the Logic and
Accuracy (L & A) testing on the voting equipment used at polling places for scanning and
counting ballots showed inconsistencies in correctly reporting all votes cast. The Elections
Office is working closely with their voting system and printing vendors on a solution; however
with the election just two weeks away, LaVine has decided to implement a contingency plan.
The plan calls for all ballots to be returned to the Elections Office after the polls close to be
counted on a central count machine that has passed the L & A testing.
LaVine states her office has never encountered this problem in previous elections. “In spite of
running into this unexpected difficulty, ensuring the integrity and accuracy of our elections is
paramount.” LaVine notes that Secretary of State Bowen has been notified and concurs with
the contingency plan.

Sacramento County uses paper ballots; machines are only used to count ballots. “Our paper
ballots give us the most reliable possible backup in the worst-case scenario,” says LaVine.

Logic and Accuracy testing is the process by which voting equipment is configured, tested and
certified for accuracy prior to each election. Each component is tested to verify that it is fully
functional and counts accurately. This process is open to the public.



Voters going to the polling places on Election Day will vote their ballot and then place it in a
secure ballot box. All ballots will be brought back to the Elections Office to be counted centrally.
Returning the ballots to the Elections Office for counting is expected to create a delay of 6-8
hours in tallying results on election night.

The AutoMARK Voter Assist Terminals for voters with disabilities, which successfully passed
the Logic and Accuracy testing, will be available for use at each polling location.

For more information, contact Brad Buyse at (916) 875-6365.
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                VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

                               OUTREACH EVENTS


     December, 2007


     December 19 – New Citizens Ceremony
     Voter Registration and Elections Outreach attends the New Citizens Ceremony
     handing out Voter Registration Cards to all new citizens who wish to take
     advantage of one of the most precious privileges of a U.S. citizen – the privilege to
     vote.

     December 20 – Latino Phone Bank
     Voter Registration and Elections Outreach met with the Spanish Television Station
     personnel to discuss the detail for the first ever Latino Phone Bank at the
     Sacramento County Election Office.

     On Election Day, any voter can call the Election Office and speak to a bilingual
     assistant regarding election information. The purpose of the television station is
     to make announcements throughout the day letting the Hispanic community know
     where they can call if they have questions.


     January, 2008
     Last year the Sacramento County Election Office partnered with Sacramento
     Unified School District and held a high school mock election in five high schools.
     Now it’s the beginning of a new year, and we are starting where we left off.

     January 15 – McClatchey High School Mock Election

     January 22 – Midnight Madness – Last chance registration at Convention Center

     January 28 – Rio Americano High School Mock Election

     This is a first – Sacramento County Elections joins forces with the San Juan
     School District to hold a high school mock election at Rio Americano High School.

     January 29 – Kennedy High School Mock Election

     January 31 – Burbank High School Mock Election




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     Voter Registration and Elections Outreach has also worked with Sacramento Regional
     Transit to display two posters on their buses:




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                        PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY
                                FEBRUARY 5, 2008
                                 CONTESTS ON THE BALLOT
                          Candidates are in Random Alpha Order by Party


     DEMOCRATIC PARTY                                  AMERICAN INDEPENDENT PARTY
     Mike Gravel                                       Diane Beall Templin
     John Edwards                                      Don J. Grundmann
     Chris Dodd                                        Mad Max Riekse
     Hillary Clinton
     Joe Biden
     Barack Obama                                      LIBERTARIAN PARTY
     Bill Richardson                                   Barry Hess
     Dennis Kucinich                                   Dave Hollist
                                                       Alden Link
     REPUBLICAN PARTY                                  Daniel Imperato
     Mike Huckabee                                     Christine Smith
     Duncan Hunter                                     George Phillies
     Fred Thompson                                     Robert Milnes
     Tom Tancredo                                      Michael P. Jingozian
     Rudy Giuliani                                     Bob Jackson
     John H. Cox                                       Wayne A. Root
     Sam Brownback                                     Steve Kubby
     Ron Paul                                          John Finan
     John McCain
     Mitt Romney
     Alan Keyes

     GREEN PARTY                                       PEACE AND FREEDOM PARTY
     Jared Ball                                        Stanley Hetz
     Elaine Brown                                      Gloria E. LaRiva
     Kat Swift                                         John Crockford
     Kent Mesplay                                      Stewart A. Alexander
     Cynthia McKinney                                  Cynthia McKinney
     Jesse Johnson                                     Brian Moore
     Ralph Nader                                       Ralph Nader


     •   Proposition 91      Transportation Fund
     •   Proposition 92      Community Colleges. Funding. Governance. Fees
     •   Proposition 93      Limits on Legislators’ Terms in Office
     •   Proposition 94      Referendum on Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact
     •   Proposition 95      Referendum on Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact
     •   Proposition 96      Referendum on Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact
     •   Proposition 97      Referendum on Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact
     •   Measure E           Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District
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                                 FACTS ABOUT THE
                             FEBRUARY 5, 2008 ELECTION
     15 Day Close of County Registration - Totals are as of 1/16/08   600,778
     Democrat                                                         257,499
     Republican                                                       202,737
     American Independent                                              14,299
     Green                                                              5,184
     Libertarian                                                        2,986
     Peace and Freedom                                                  3,600
     Decline to State                                                 112,794
     Miscellaneous Parties                                              1,679
     Number of precincts consolidated                                     670
     Number of polling places                                             548
     Number of mail ballot precincts                                      122
     Number of precinct officials                                       2,782
     Number of field coordinators                                          55
     Number of accessible polling places                                  548
     Number of Vote by Mail Voters                                    205,104
     Number of Mail Ballot Voters in Mail Ballot Precincts              9,489
     Number of Military Voters                                            891
     Number of Civilian Overseas Voters                                   563
     Number of different combinations of Sample Ballots
     (ballot types or ballot styles)                                     168
     Number of contests on ballot                                         14
     Number of candidates on ballot                                       48
     Number of qualified write-in candidates                               0




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                            VOTER TURNOUT
                    PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTIONS
                     SACRAMENTO COUNTY SINCE 1936

        DATE           TYPE        REG VOTERS   NO. VOTED   TURNOUT
     Aug 25, 1936   Pres Primary      71,155      41,099      57.8%
     Nov 3, 1936    Pres General      73,959      61,302      82.9%
     Aug 30, 1938   Gub Primary       74,935      49,095      65.5%
     Nov 8, 1938    Gub General       79,869      61,869      77.5%
     Aug 27, 1940   Pres Primary      88,045      53,526      60.8%
     Nov 5, 1940    Pres General      93,299      76,177      81.6%
     Aug 25, 1942   Gub Primary       83,551      49,026      58.7%
     Nov 3, 1942    Gub General       88,076      57,144      64.9%
     May 16, 1944   Pres Primary      75,974      40,467      53.3%
     Nov 7, 1944    Pres General      87,577      75,245      85.9%
     Jun 4, 1946    Gub Primary       88,208      53,494      60.6%
     Nov 5, 1946    Gub General       93,144      63,619      68.3%
     Jun 1, 1948    Pres Primary     101,942      61,224      60.1%
     Nov 2, 1948    Pres General     113,133      94,252      83.3%
     Jun 6, 1950    Gub Primary      117,493      86,533      73.6%
     Nov 7, 1950    Gub General      127,099     102,541      80.7%
     Jun 3, 1952    Pres Primary     135,546      95,757      70.6%
     Nov 4, 1952    Pres General     154,890     133,359      86.1%
     Jun 8, 1954    Gub Primary      146,018      90,639      62.1%
     Nov 2, 1954    Gub General      152,685     114,517      75.0%
     Jun 5, 1956    Pres Primary     148,407     104,987      70.7%
     Nov 6, 1956    Pres General     173,865     152,615      87.8%
     Jun 3, 1958    Gub Primary      174,365     125,975      72.2%
     Nov 4, 1958    Gub General      187,288     155,278      82.9%
     Jun 7, 1960    Pres Primary     191,287     130,877      68.4%
     Nov 8, 1960    Pres General     233,031     197,264      84.7%
     Jun 5, 1962    Gub Primary      214,499     145,440      67.8%
     Nov 6, 1962    Gub General      234,741     192,453      82.0%
     Jun 2, 1964    Pres Primary     227,685     168,637      74.1%
     Nov 3, 1964    Pres General     263,612     233,568      88.6%
     Jun 7, 1966    Gub Primary      255,695     173,304      67.8%
     Nov 8, 1966    Gub General      273,320     219,893      80.5%
     Jun 4, 1968    Pres Primary     259,030     189,459      73.1%
     Nov 5, 1968    Pres General     276,853     236,782      85.5%
     Jun 2, 1970    Gub Primary      263,584     187,778      71.2%
     Nov 3, 1970    Gub General      286,850     233,288      81.3%
     Jun 6, 1972    Pres Primary     308,055     223,381      72.5%
     Nov 7, 1972    Pres General     354,711     295,162      83.2%




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        DATE           TYPE            REG VOTERS   NO. VOTED    TURNOUT
     Jun 4, 1974    Gub Primary          319,689     182,727       57.2%
     Nov 5, 1974    Gub General          338,790     231,933       68.5%
     Jun 8, 1976    Pres Primary         295,858     210,287       71.1%
     Nov 2, 1976    Pres General         347,409     282,380       81.3%
     Jun 6, 1978    Gub Primary          353,123     232,025       65.7%
     Nov 7, 1978    Gub General          355,489     262,587       73.9%
     Jun 3, 1980    Pres Primary         398,333     261,112       65.6%
     Nov 4, 1980    Pres General         411,310     328,190       79.8%
     Jun 8, 1982    Gub Primary          436,944     239,682       54.9%
     Nov 2, 1982    Gub General          448,301     334,259       74.6%
     Jun 5, 1984    Pres Primary         451,923     210,188       46.5%
     Nov 6, 1984    Pres General         500,949     381,293       76.1%
     Jun 3, 1986    Gub Primary          476,783     216,895       45.5%
     Nov 4, 1986    Gub General          505,118     311,049       61.6%
     Jun 7, 1988    Pres Primary         499,501     275,450       55.1%
     Nov 8, 1988    Pres General         556,943     403,942       72.5%
     Jun 5, 1990    Gub Primary          539,427     230,939       42.8%
     Nov 6, 1990    Gub General          557,520     342,477       61.4%
     Jun 2, 1992    Pres Primary         580,354     235,309       40.5%
     Nov 3, 1992    Pres General         629,200     461,887       73.4%
     Jun 7, 1994    Gub Primary          593,052     219,685       37.0%
     Nov 8, 1994    Gub General          610,590     368,645       60.4%
     Mar 26, 1996   Pres Primary         577,240     273,094       47.3%
     Nov 5, 1996    Pres General         617,964     416,264       67.4%
     Jun 2, 1998    Gub Primary          580,036     275,446       47.5%
     Nov 3, 1998    Gub General          600,499     369,395       61.5%
     Mar 7, 2000    Pres Primary         575,968     338,362       58.7%
     Nov 7, 2000    Pres General         611,014     438,884       71.8%
     Mar 5, 2002    Gub Primary          598,272     231,294       38.7%
     Nov 5, 2002    Gub General          577,156     331,039       57.4%
     Oct 7, 2003    Special – Recall     615,187     404,100       65.7%
     Mar 2, 2004    Pres Primary         589,592     294,616       50.0%
     Nov 2, 2004    Pres General         650,701     482,012       74.0%
     Jun 6, 2006    Gub Primary          620,191     214,495       34.6%
     Nov 7, 2006    Gub General          624,444     368,162       58.9%

                           TOTAL       24,428,346   15,686,643    64.2%




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                       Presidential Primary Elections
     Aug. 25, 1936   Pres. Primary          71,155     41,099    57.8%

     Aug. 27, 1940   Pres. Primary          88,045     53,526    60.8%

     May 16, 1944    Pres. Primary          75,974     40,467    53.3%

     Jun. 1, 1948    Pres. Primary         101,942     61,224    60.1%

     Jun. 3, 1952    Pres. Primary         135,546     95,757    70.6%

     Jun. 5, 1956    Pres. Primary         148,407    104,987    70.7%

     Jun. 7, 1960    Pres. Primary         191,287    130,877    68.4%

     Jun. 2, 1964    Pres. Primary         227,685    168,637    74.1%

     Jun. 4, 1968    Pres. Primary         259,030    189,459    73.1%

     Jun. 6, 1972    Pres. Primary         308,055    223,381    72.5%

     Jun. 8, 1976    Pres. Primary         295,858    210,287    71.1%

     Jun. 3, 1980    Pres. Primary         398,333    261,112    65.6%

     Jun. 5, 1984    Pres. Primary         451,923    210,188    46.5%

     Jun. 7, 1988    Pres. Primary         499,501    275,450    55.1%

     Jun. 2, 1992    Pres. Primary         580,354    235,309    40.5%

     Mar. 26, 1996   Pres. Primary         577,240    273,094    47.3%

     Mar. 7, 2000    Pres. Primary         575,968    338,362    58.7%

     Mar. 2, 2004    Pres. Primary         589,592    294,616    50.0%

                     TOTAL               5,575,895   3,207,832   57.5%


                       Presidential General Elections

     Nov. 3, 1936    Pres. General          73,959      61,302   82.9%


     Nov. 5, 1940    Pres. General          93,299      76,177   81.6%
     Nov. 7, 1944    Pres. General         87,577       75,245   85.9%
     Nov. 2, 1948    Pres. General        113,133       94,252   83.3%
     Nov. 4, 1952    Pres. General        154,890      133,359   86.1%
     Nov. 6, 1956    Pres. General        173,865      152,615   87.8%
     Nov. 8, 1960    Pres. General        233,031      197,264   84.7%
     Nov. 3, 1964    Pres. General        263,612      233,568   88.6%
     Nov. 5, 1968    Pres. General        276,853      236,782   85.5%
     Nov. 7, 1972    Pres. General        354,711      295,162   83.2%
     Nov. 2, 1976    Pres. General        347,409      282,380   81.3%

     Nov. 4, 1980    Pres. General        411,310      328,190   79.8%
     Nov. 6, 1984    Pres. General        500,949      381,293   76.1%
     Nov. 8, 1988    Pres. General        556,943      403,942   72.5%

     Nov. 3, 1992    Pres. General        629,200      461,887   73.4%

     Nov. 5, 1996    Pres. General        617,964      416,264   67.4%

     Nov. 7, 2000    Pres. General        611,014      438,884   71.8%

     Nov. 2, 2004    Pres. General        650,701      482,012   74.0%

                        TOTAL        6,150,420       4,750,578   77.2%
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                     Gubernatorial Primary Elections

     Aug. 30, 1938    Gub. Primary      74,935      49,095    65.5%
     Aug. 25, 1942    Gub. Primary      83,551      49,026    58.7%
     Jun. 4, 1946     Gub. Primary      88,208      53,494    60.6%
     Jun. 6, 1950     Gub. Primary     117,493      86,533    73.6%
     Jun. 8, 1954     Gub. Primary     146,018      90,639    62.1%
     Jun. 3, 1958     Gub. Primary     174,365     125,975    72.2%
     Jun. 5, 1962     Gub. Primary     214,499     145,440    67.8%
     Jun. &, 1966     Gub. Primary     255,695     173,304    67.8%
     Jun. 2, 1970     Gub. Primary     263,584     187,778    71.2%
     Jun. 4, 1974     Gub. Primary     319,689     182,727    57.2%
     Jun. 6, 1978     Gub. Primary     353,123     232,025    65.7%
     Jun. 8, 1982     Gub. Primary     436,944     239,682    54.9%
     Jun. 3, 1986     Gub. Primary     476,783     216,895    45.5%
     Jun. 5, 1990     Gub. Primary     539,427     230,939    42.8%
     Jun. 7, 1994     Gub. Primary     593,052     219,685    37.0%
     Jun. 2, 1998     Gub. Primary     580,036     275,446    47.5%
     Mar. 5, 2002     Gub. Primary     598,272     231,294    38.7%
     Jun. 6, 2006     Gub. Primary      620,191     214,495   34.6%
                           TOTAL      5,935,865   2,990,898   50.0%


                     Gubernatorial General Elections

     Nov. 8, 1938     Gub. General      79,869      61,869    77.5%
     Nov. 3, 1942     Gub. General      88,076      57,144    64.9%
     Nov. 5, 1946     Gub. General      93,144      63,619    68.3%
     Nov. 7, 1950     Gub. General     127,099     102,541    80.7%
     Nov. 2, 1954     Gub. General     152,685     114,517    75.0%
     Nov. 4, 1958     Gub. General     187,288     155,278    82.9%
     Nov. 6, 1962     Gub. General     234,741     192,453    82.0%
     Nov. 8, 1966     Gub. General     273,320     219,893    80.5%
     Nov. 3, 1970     Gub. General     286,850     233,288    81.3%
     Nov. 5, 1974     Gub. General     338,790     231,933    68.5%
     Nov. 7, 1978     Gub. General     355,489     262,587    73.9%
     Nov. 2, 1982     Gub. General     448,301     334,259    74.6%
     Nov. 4, 1986     Gub. General     505,118     311,049    61.6%
     Nov. 6, 1990     Gub. General     557,520     342,477    61.4%
     Nov. 8, 1994     Gub. General     610,590     368,645    60.4%
     Nov. 3, 1998     Gub. General     600,499     369,395    61.5%
     Nov. 5, 2002     Gub. General     577,156     331,039    57.4%
     Nov 7, 2006      Gub. General      624,444     368,162    58.96
                           TOTAL      6,140,979   4,120,148   67.0%

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                                                   PRECINCT AND VOTE BY MAIL COMPARISONS


                                                      PRECINCT AND VOTE BY MAIL STATISTICS

                                   90.0%
                    % VOTES CAST   80.0%
                                   70.0%
                                   60.0%
                                   50.0%                                                                    % Precinct Ballots Cast
                                   40.0%                                                                    % VBM Ballots Cast
                                   30.0%
                                   20.0%
                                   10.0%
                                    0.0%
                                           Nov- Mar- Nov- Oct- Mar- Nov- Mar- Nov- Jun- Nov- Mar- Nov-
                                            00   02   02   03   04   04   05   05   06   06   07   07
                                                                ELECTION DATES



               % PRECINCT BALLOTS                                                                PRECINCT BALLOTS
ELECTION              CAST                           % VBM BALLOTS CAST      REGISTRATION              CAST             VBM BALLOTS CAST
  Nov-00              76.7%                                 23.3%                    611,014                 336,835              102,049
  Mar-02              77.9%                                 22.1%                    598,272                 180,259               51,035
  Nov-02              65.6%                                 34.4%                    577,156                 217,213              113,826
  Oct-03              66.7%                                 33.3%                    615,187                 269,620              134,480
  Mar-04              60.6%                                 39.4%                    593,544                 174,325              113,361
  Nov-04              66.7%                                 33.3%                    650,701                 321,567              160,445
  Mar-05              44.6%                                 55.4%                    299,571                  36,992               46,041
  Nov-05*             51.8%                                 48.2%                    629,847                 158,956              147,834
  Jun-06*             44.6%                                 55.4%                    620,191                  95,676              118,819
  Nov-06*             49.8%                                 50.2%                    624,444                 183,347              184,815
  Mar-07              23.0%                                 77.0%                        231                      17                   57
  Nov-07              35.9%                                 64.1%                     60,097                   4,066                7,254


*All ballots not cast at polling places

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                             VOTE BY MAIL* VOTING STATISTICS
                                            *Formerly called Absentee

                                                                       % OF             % OF BALLOTS
            ELECTION                    PRECINCTS                  REGISTRATION              CAST
          November 6, 2007   Registration             60,097
                             Precinct Ballots          4,066              .6.8                35.9
                             Absentee Ballots          7,254              12.1                64.1
                             Total Ballots Cast       11,471              18.8

          March 27, 2007     Registration              231
                             Precinct Ballots           17                 7.36               23.0
                             Absentee Ballots           57                24.68               77.0
                             Total Ballots Cast         74                32.04
          November 7, 2006   Registration            624,444
                             Precinct Ballots        193,063              30.91              52.44
                             Absentee Ballots        175,099              28.04              47.56
                             Total Ballots Cast      368,162              58.96
          June 6, 2006       Registration            620,191
                             Precinct Ballots        95,676               15.4               44.61
                             Absentee Ballots        118,819              19.2               55.40
                             Total Ballots Cast      214,495              34.6
          November 8, 2005   Registration            629,847
                             Precinct Ballots        178,227              28.30              54.66
                             Absentee Ballots        147,834              23.47              45.34
                             Total Ballots Cast      326,061              51.77
          March 8, 2005      Registration            299,571
                             Precinct Ballots        36,992               12.3                44.5
                             Absentee Ballots        46,041               15.3                55.4
                             Total Ballots Cast      83,033               27.7
          November 2, 2004   Registration            650,701
                             Precinct Ballots        321,567              49.4                66.7
                             Absentee Ballots        160,445              24.6                33.3
                             Total Ballots Cast      482,012              74.0
          March 2, 2004      Registration            593,544
                             Precinct Ballots        174,325              29.4                60.6
                             Absentee Ballots        113,361              19.1                39.4
                             Total Ballots Cast      287,686              48.5
          October 7, 2003    Registration            615,187
                             Precinct Ballots        269,620              43.8                66.7
                             Absentee Ballots        134,480              21.9                33.3
                             Total Ballots Cast      404,100              65.7
          November 5, 2002   Registration            577,156
                             Precinct Ballots        217,213              37.6                65.6
                             Absentee Ballots        113,826              19.7                34.4
                             Total Ballots Cast      331,039              57.4
          March 5, 2002      Registration            598,272
                             Precinct Ballots        180,259              30.1                77.9
                             Absentee Ballots        51,035                8.5                22.1
          ***NOTE            Total Ballots Cast      231,294              38.7
          November 7, 2000   Registration            611,014
                             Precinct Ballots        336,835              55.1                76.7
                             Absentee Ballots        102,049              16.7                23.3
                             Total Ballots Cast      438,884              71.8

     ***NOTE: Permanent Absentee law changed allowing any voter to request permanent AV status.

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