Ballot scanning on Tuesday at the San Diego County Registrar of Voters. Courtesy of the registrar

With an estimated 220,000 mail and provisional ballots remaining to be counted in San Diego County, turnout in Tuesday’s primary election will ultimately reach 37 percent or more– and some races could shift.

That level of turnout compares with 27 percent in the 2014 gubernatorial primary and 50 percent in the 2016 presidential primary.

“It was within the range of what we were expecting. But in teams of past elections, you can tell there was much more interest,” Registar of Voters Michael Vu told Times of San Diego on Thursday.

Vu estimated it would take a couple of weeks to count all of the outstanding ballots. His office will start with mail ballots and then move to provisional ballots. He said the outcome in some races could shift, especially for second- and third-place finishers.

“There’s a sufficient number of ballots it could change what may occur for the November election,” said Vu.

Updates of local races are available on the Registrar of Voters website. Updates for the 49th and 50th District Congressional races than span two counties are available on the California Secretary of State’s website.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.