For Immediate Release
October 3, 2018
SOS Press Office
SACRAMENTO - Today, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced that on National Voter Registration Day, 95,872 Californians newly registered or updated their voter registration through the state’s online voter registration portal RegisterToVote.ca.gov. Of those, 22,780 are new registrations and 73,092 are updates to registrations. The organizers of the September 25 National Voter Registration Day announced that 800,000 people registered to vote nationally.
“On National Voter Registration Day this year, we saw the highest single-day voter registration total of the year on our RegisterToVote.ca.gov portal,” said Secretary of State Alex Padilla. "Californians are energized and eager to participate in the November 6, 2018, General Election. We have the highest total number of registered voters heading into a Gubernatorial General Election in state history. A record 75.81% of eligible Californians are now registered to vote.”
From September 19 to October 1, a total of 246,797 transactions were completed through California’s Online Voter Registration portal. These totals do not include other forms of voter registration such as Motor Voter at the DMV, paper voter registration cards submitted, or any registration done through candidates, campaigns, or community-based organizations.
Secretary Padilla released the latest Report of Registration yesterday showing that as of September 7, there were 19,086,589 Californians registered to vote. This is the highest total number of registered voters heading into a Gubernatorial General Election in state history. There are 1,451,713 more registered voters than there were at the same point during the previous Gubernatorial Election cycle in 2014.