May 30, 2014
Contact: Shannan Velayas
SACRAMENTO - Final statewide voter data published today by the California Secretary of State show that 17,722,006 Californians are registered to vote in Tuesday's primary election.
The official voter registration report shows the total number of registered voters has increased by 744,975 since this time four years ago. The number of registered voters compared to the number of people eligible to register has increased by about one percent to 73.3 percent. The percentage of voters with no political party preference has also continued to tick up, going from 20.2 percent four years ago to 21.2 percent now.
While the statewide voter registration database is updated daily, California law requires voter registration updates 154, 60 and 15 days before each statewide primary election. The complete 15-day Report of Registration, which includes voter registration data for a variety of political subdivisions, is at www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ror/ror-pages/15day-primary-2014. The report reflects data gathered after the registration deadline for the June 3 Statewide Direct Primary Election, with updates to voter registration rolls in California's 58 counties including the removal of registrants who have died, moved out of state, or have been determined to be ineligible to vote, as well as the addition of new registrants.
Polls will be open on election day from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Some county elections offices will be open this weekend.
"Millions of vote-by-mail ballots have been issued to voters for Tuesday's primary election," said Secretary of State Debra Bowen, California's chief elections officer. "If you still have your vote-by-mail ballot, be safe and hand-deliver it to your county elections office or any polling place in the county in which you are registered. Vote-by-mail ballots must be turned in to county elections officials by 8:00 p.m. on election day and postmarks don't count."
The updated registration totals for the seven qualified political parties and voters who have no political party preference follow, along with the comparable data from four years ago.
|Political Party||May 24, 2010||May 19, 2014|
|# Registered||% of Total||# Registered||% of Total|
|American Independent||397,136||2.34 %||475,914||2.69 %|
|Americans Elect||N/A||N/A||3,674||0.02 %|
|Democratic||7,553,109||44.49 %||7,692,670||43.41 %|
|Green||112,655||0.66 %||109,764||0.62 %|
|Libertarian||86,675||0.51 %||116,733||0.66 %|
|Peace and Freedom||56,587||0.33 %||78,345||0.44 %|
|Republican||5,228,320||30.80 %||5,036,610||28.42 %|
|No Party Preference||3,423,750||20.17 %||3,749,215||21.16 %|
|Miscellaneous||118,799||0.70 %||459,171||2.59 %|
|TOTAL||16,977,031||100 %||17,722,006||100 %|
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