Voter turnout second lowest of at-large mayoral races

CNJ staff

Voter turnout for the Clovis municipal election was about double the amount for the 2010, non-mayoral race. But the 27.5 percent turnout was the second-lowest turnout, percentage-wise, of the five elections that have featured an at-large mayoral race.

The highest turnout came in 1996, the first year the city elected a mayor at-large. Turnout was 37.03 percent that year, when David Lansford won his first term as mayor.

The second-highest turnout came in 2008, when Brumfield was elected mayor after Lansford opted not to run for a fourth-consecutive term.

The Tuesday turnout of 4,657 total voters means that any petition drive on either a negative referendum election would require 932 signatures.

Turnout was highest in District 1 (34.8 percent), followed by District 4 (31.7 percent), District 2 (22.97 percent) and District 3 (16.33 percent).

Winners were Lansford, Randy Crowder in District 1, Sandra Taylor-Sawyer in District 2, Bobby Sandoval in District 3 and Chris Bryant in District 4.