SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California counties report nearly 5 million ballots remain uncounted in an election that could see a turnout near that achieved in 2008.
The Secretary of State's office reports Thursday that about 4.4 million ballots are waiting to be processed.
The figure includes more than 3.1 million vote-by-mail ballots and a million provisional ballots. Counties are still receiving ballots that were postmarked by Election Day.
The statewide update doesn't include populous San Diego County, which separately reports having 595,000 unprocessed ballots.
A record 19.4 million people registered to vote in the general election.
More than 10 million ballots have been counted. Adding another 5 million potentially valid ballots, the turnout could top 77 percent of registered voters.
That's close to the 79.42 turnout for the 2008 presidential election.