Preliminary voter turnout sampling figures for the Presidential General Election Tuesday, November 4th, showed a turnout of more than 82 percent of county voters at the time polls closed at 8 p.m., said Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder and County Clerk Dean Logan.

A comparative sample turnout for the 2004 Presidential General Election showed more than 78 percent of county voters for the same period, according to the county clerk. Samplings from previous year General Elections for the period ranged from 45 percent in 2002 to 50 percent in 2006.

The county clerk’s office conducted the hourly sampling of 30 precincts out of 4,394 for use as an unofficial indication of voting activity. The figures do not reflect vote-by-mail ballots.

“Tuesday’s election went very well,” said Logan. “A great deal of the credit goes to the dedicated poll workers who serve their community in an effort to ensure that the statewide primary voting process goes smoothly.”

In races for local Congressional districts within the Argonaut coverage area, the three Democratic incumbent Congress members — Henry Waxman of the 30th District, Maxine Waters of the 35th District and Jane Harman of the 36th District — each won re-election.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Waxman, who ran unopposed, received 193,010 votes; Waters received 122,880 votes, or 82.5 percent; and Harman tallied 139,712 votes, or 69 percent.

Three incumbent State Assembly members representing districts within the Argonaut coverage area — Julia Brownley of the 41st District, Curren Price of the 51st District and Ted Lieu of the 53rd District — also handily won re-election.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Brownley received 74,971 votes, or 67 percent; Price tallied 78,374 votes, or 77 percent; and Lieu received 103,906 votes, or 67 percent.

In the 23rd District race for State Senator, incumbent Fran Pavley won re-election with 162,463 votes, or 68 percent.

Updated election tabulation results may be accessed on the county clerk Web site,