Today was the Primary Election in Calif
I worked the polls as a paid clerk. It was fun meeting people as they came through to vote. About 40-45% of all registered voters in my precinct voted by mail (absentee ballot). Otherwise we only had about 10-12% of the registered votes come in today and cast a ballot, so roughly 50% to 57% voted.
Not good, really. And the 40+% of the those who sat it out, you have nothing to complain about.
EDIT 5 June 14: I was waaaaay off the mark. I am not sure about my own precinct, but the State-wide participatin was just 18%.