I knew it when I went to the polling place to vote this week and I was the only one there, the first time that’s ever happened.

So how bad was the voter turnout in this week’s primary election?

Bad.  Real bad.  So bad that the Registrar of Voters announced it set a new record.  A bad record.

Only 27 percent of voters who were eligible to vote voted.

That’s the lowest voter turnout in San Diego County on record.  It broke the old record of 33 percent and that was back in 1981.

Sure it was a primary and yes it’s not a presidential election year.  

But when you have voter turnout that’s this low...it gets you thinking that maybe something else is going on here.

But some say it should not be a surprise.

Just look around.  Trust in politicians is down.  Criticism of government is up.  Party loyalty is less and less.   Independent voters more and more.

Politicians like to say voters don’t do what they’re supposed to do.

Well, maybe it’s because a lot of politicians don’t do what they’re supposed to do.