Here are the numbers that make the biggest impact on me from yesterday's primary election.
California has a poplulation of 36.4 million people, of which 68% are registered to vote, roughly 25 million. Of those 25 million, a measly 4.6 million voted. In 2006 there were 421,000 registered voters in San Francisco (more in 2008 but I do not have exact numbers). In yesterday's primary only 189 thousand voted, or 44%. Why? What can be done to increase the numbers?