Sonoma County had the highest voter turnout in the state

29 December 2020

Nine of 10 registered voters cast ballots in two northern California counties, making them the state’s highest turnout counties in the November 2020 election.

Sonoma County had the highest turnout at an impressive 90.49 percent of registered voters.

Neighboring Marin County shared the same stratosphere at 90.25 percent, according to statistics from the Secretary of State’s office.

The statewide average? 81 percent.

While Northern California claims the record turnout among California’s 58 counties, a CalMatters analysis of the state’s 12 most populated counties revealed a precinct in Sun City Palm Desert, a retirement community in Southern California, that boasts a voter turnout of about 96 percent.

Sonoma County has plenty of residents but it’s not in the top 12, so we checked with Sonoma County elections officials to find the highest turnout precinct that had at least 1,000 voters. Precinct 1111, with 1,097 registered voters, achieved a whopping 96.72 percent turnout.

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