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Voter Registration Up in California, Especially for Decline to State Voters

Seen on the June 8th Primary in Pasadena | Photo by @sevenphoto via LAist Featured Photos on Flickr
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Compared to the the mid-term election four years ago, the number of people registered to vote has increased by 1.5 million to 17.3 million. But what's a record high here is the 3.5 million voters who have declined to state a party preference, Secretary of State Debra Bowen said today. That beats the previous record raw-number high of 3,465,345, set in February 2009.

Since September 3rd, close to 300,000 Californians registered to vote. 107,000 of them are from L.A. County.

“I am thrilled to see so many people registered to vote for this important election. Now every person has to take the next, most important step and vote,” said Bowen. “Remember: every single ballot must be turned in by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Postmarks do not count. If you’re a vote-by-mail voter who still has not mailed your ballot, you should play it safe and deliver it to any polling place in the county in which you are registered.”

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