As of October 23, 2016 at 5:00pm, 988,234 ballots have been mailed to registered voters throughout the county. 129,717 voters have voted (either by returning their ballot, or through early voting).
This equates to an overall voting rate of 13.13% among all ballots mailed.
Breaking down the ballots by party, total returns are comprised of 35.24% Republicans (3.79% above registration), 41.80% Democrats (4.85% above registration), and 22.96% independent (8.64% below registration).
I want to take a moment to note that Paul Mitchell from PDI made an interesting observation regarding how VBM voting has changed since 2012. The graph below shows that while GOP participation has essentially hit a ceiling, the growth among Democrats has been high, which may (partly) explain why they’re doing relatively well in VBMs.
Here is an overview of how AV returns have come in, relative to registration. These are the final totals for these elections.
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Note: These returns are based on data provided by the Registrar of Voters to Political Data Inc. Accordingly, there is likely a delay of at least 1-2 days relative to the actual number of ballots returned.