3:38 PM PST, February 22, 2013
Burbank is on track to exceed its 2011 primary election voter turnout, having received nearly 6,500 ballots as of Friday afternoon, city officials reported.
“We look good,” said Interim City Clerk Zizette Mullins. “The numbers are coming in steady.”
Two years ago, 8,106 out of 56,239 registered voters — or roughly 14% — participated in the primary.
This year, officials are shooting for a 15% turnout, hoping to attract 9,300 out of roughly 62,000 voters.
Tuesday is the last day to vote in the primary.
Ballots must be in by 7 p.m. Those merely post-marked on Tuesday will not be counted.
Residents can drop off the ballots at five locations — the Buena Vista Library, Joslyn Center, Tuttle Center, McCambridge Recreation Center and the city clerk’s office — between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday and between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
The city clerk’s office will also be open for drop offs on Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Residents who lost or threw away their ballot can pick up a provisional ballot from the city clerk’s office. Provisional ballots are also due 7 p.m. Tuesday.
-- Alene Tchekmedyian, Times Community News