170,495 — That’s how many people voted in yesterday’s mayoral election.

That’s the fewest number of people to vote in a mayoral election since 1979 when then-Mayor Pete Wilson ran for his third term.

This, of course, includes the special primary election to replace Mayor Dick Murphy in 2005 — when that was the only race for an elected office on the ballot.

Update: This post has been corrected.


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