In the last four years the State of California has added enough voters to populate a city the size of Fresno. The Secretary of State today released final voter registration numbers.
Nearly 18 million Californians are registered to vote. That’s an increase of more than half a million since 2010. And an increasing number of voters say they have no political party preference. The Secretary of State reports about 43 percent of voters are registered as Democrats, 28 percent as Republicans, while 23 percent selected No Party Preference. That’s up from about 20 percent four years ago.
California has seen steady growth in the number of vote-by-mail ballots. The Secretary of State says anyone who still has a mail-in ballot at home should wait to return it to a polling location within their county on Election Day. If the ballots are put in the mail now, it’s possible they won’t be delivered in time to be counted.