In an election with few hot-button issues, voter turnout in Sonoma County was "dismal," the elections chief said late Tuesday.

About a quarter of the county's 248,216 registered voters returned their ballots before Election Day, a total of 65,082.

As votes from the county's 374 precincts began to arrive at the elections office late Tuesday, Sonoma County Registrar Janice Atkinson said it appeared turnout would be among the lowest in years.

"They're just dribbling in," she said, standing by her earlier forecast that 50-53 percent of the county's registered voters would turn in their ballots.

The most walk-in voters at any precinct was 148, she said. Some precincts have more than 2,000 registered voters.

Three contested supervisorial races, two congressional seats and four state legislative contests were on the ballot, along with just two statewide ballot measures.

An estimated 25,000 to 35,000 vote-by-mail ballots were expected to arrive in the mail on Tuesday or be turned in at polling places. They will not be immediately counted.

Elections officials have 28 days to certify the final count.

Road Repair Projects

Ferguson Road Mile Marker 10–11.31 (Pavement chip seal)

Furlong Road Mile Marker 10-11.73 (Pavement chip seal)

Poplar Avenue Mile Marker 10-11 (Pavement chip seal)

Bohemian Highway Mile Marker 13.93–18.78 (Pavement overlay)

Grove Street Mile Marker 11.79–13.87 (Pavement overlay)

River Road Mile Marker 30.00-34.21 (Pavement overlay)

Willowside Road Mile Marker 10.16-11.17 (Pavement repair)

Wallace Road Mile Marker 10-11.49 (Pavement repair)

River Road Mile Marker 30-34.24 (Ditching)

Los Alamos Road Mile Marker 10.94-14.30 (Ditching)

Bohemian Highway Mile Marker 10-13.60 (Ditching)

Ross Road Mile Marker 10.61-11.86 (Ditching)

Neeley Road Mile Marker 14.92 (Viaduct replacement)

Summerhome Park Road Mile Marker 10.41 (Viaduct replacement)

Porter Creek Road Mile Marker 19.89–20.19 (Pavement grind and patch)

River Road Mile Marker 12.14–12.54 (Pavement grind and patch)

Tomales Road Mile Marker 10-10.30 (Pavement grind and patch)

Arnold Drive Mile Marker 13.30-13.60 (Pavement grind and patch)

Mountain Road Mile Marker 10.54 (Culvert replacement)

Coleman Valley Road Mile Marker 17.57 (Culvert replacement)

Salmon Creek Road Mile Marker 12.29 (Culvert replacement)

Chiquita Road Mile Marker 11.69 (Culvert replacement)

Bonness Road Mile Marker 10.13 (Culvert replacement)

Bonness Road Mile Marker 10.42 (Culvert replacement)

Lytton Station Road Mile Marker 11.14 (Culvert replacement)

Lytton Station Road Mile Marker 11.16 (Culvert replacement)

West Dry Creek Road Mile Marker 14.96 (Culvert replacement)

West Dry Creek Road Mile Marker 10.45 (Culvert replacement)

Windsor Road Mile Marker 11.99 (Culvert replacement)

Windsor Road Mile Marker 12.21 (Culvert replacement)

Irwin Lane Mile Marker 11.19 (Culvert replacement)