Voter Registration Rolls Swell

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, February 1, 2008
There are 700-thousand more people signed up to vote than there were before the last presidential primary. That includes about 240-thousand registrations in just the past 45 days. In a statement, Secretary of State Debra Bowen says registration drives across the state have paid off. However, the percentage of eligible voters who are registered is actually down a smidge…from 69 percent to just below 68 and a half percent. The new numbers reflect new voter registrations – as well as the removal of those who’ve passed away or moved. Party-wise, nearly 43 percent are registered Democrats, 33 percent are registered Republicans…and nearly 20 percent are non-partisan – or decline-to-state voters.