Uncounted Votes in California's Primary
CREATED Jun. 6, 2012
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The votes are all in for the California primary but many remained uncounted. That leaves some races still up in the air, notably the cigarette tax question.
With more voters casting their ballots by mail local election officials say they can't process them all on election day, even one like Tuesday's that produced one of the lowest turnouts ever for a statewide primary.
While tabulations show votes from all precincts across the state, many votes will remain uncounted for up to days and even weeks.
No one has a precise estimate on the uncounted votes statewide but it's at least hundreds of thousands and perhaps a million or more.
Many unprocessed ballots are from people who mail in their ballots near the deadline or drop off at their polling sites.