CALEXICO — If the turnout for today's election here is low, calls for moving California's primary date to September will grow even louder.
Already the California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of state senators has endorsed legislation written by state Sen. Ross Johnson, R-Irvine, that would move California's primary to the first Tuesday after Labor Day.
The state chamber's president, Allan Zaremberg said, "Polls have indicated an all-time low in voter interest and awareness."
State chamber spokeswoman Kim Mattoch said "condensing the time frame" between the primary and general election in November would encourage voters to get involved in the process. Asked how, she said, "It would allow the state to get closer to what other states are doing."