Study: Chinese voters prefer vote by mail

(Synopsis) According to the political consulting firm Redistricting Partners, Chinatown, Visitation Valley and Excelsior districts in San Francisco have seen high turnout rates.

In Chinatown, nearly 80% of voters who requested mail ballots have mailed back their ballots. The turnout rate is 32% higher than average.

In Visitation Valley, where the Asian population has been on the rise, the percentage of mail in ballots is 18% higher than the city on average.

In the Excelsior, home to a large number of new immigrants, mail in ballots are 12% higher.

The City has mailed out 210,000 mail in ballots and the average turnout rate is 47%.

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