Kern County sees an increase in mail-in-ballots

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The Kern County Elections department says they are seeing a higher number of mail-in-ballots.

Thousands of votes cast through mail-in ballots, set the tone for this years primary elections.

Election officials say overall voter turn out has been slow and steady with 49,000 vote-by-mail ballots accounted for.

Susan Rooney, Assistant Auditor Controller County Clerk tells me it's hard to predict if people showing up to the polls will become a thing of the past.

" I think vote by mail is just a convent method for people to vote, rather than going to their polling site," said Rooney.

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