Print Version (PDF)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 16, 2018
SOS Press Office
SACRAMENTO – California Secretary of State Alex Padilla today released the first of three voter registration reports for the June 5, 2018, Statewide Direct Primary Election.
The report shows that 18,980,481 Californians were registered to vote as of January 2, 2018, which was 154 days before the primary election. This is up 1,320,224 since the last Report of Registration at a similar point in a gubernatorial election cycle (December 31, 2013). Reports will be issued reflecting registration data as of 60 and 15 days in advance of the primary election.
“California’s statewide primary is fast approaching—make sure you are registered to vote on candidates and ballot measures that will shape the direction of our state,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla said. “If you’ve moved or changed your name since the last election, you’ll need to update your registration. Whether you need to update your registration or register to vote for the first time, it’s quick and easy at registertovote.ca.gov.”
“And if you’re unsure of your registration status, you can check online at voterstatus.sos.ca.gov. It only takes minutes to ensure you’re ready to cast a ballot in this year’s important elections,” Padilla added.
This report reflects routine maintenance of voter registration rolls, including the removal of registrants who have passed away or moved out of state, as well as the addition of new registrants. The complete January 2, 2018, Report of Registration is available online at: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/report-registration/report-registration-january-2-2018/
Registration Comparison January 2, 2018 Report vs. December 31, 2013 Report
|% of Total|
|% of Total|
|Change in % Points|
(2013 to 2018)
|No Party Preference||4,734,847||24.95%||3,698,660||20.94%||+4.01%|
|Peace and Freedom||75,094||0.40%||76,268||0.43%||-0.03%|