California had highest voter turnout since 1998 in primary election

A voter going to the polls
A voter going to the polls in California. Photo: Irfan Khan/Getty Images

The results from June's California primary show that the state had the highest percentage of voter turnout in a primary election since 1998, reports the Associated Press.

The big picture: "California typically ranks in the bottom fourth of states in turnout," per the AP. The numbers from the primary won't change that, but it is a step forward for the state after recent struggles.