© 2021 91.9 KVCR

KVCR is a service of the San Bernardino Community College District.

701 S Mt Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino CA 92410
909-384-4444
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Click Here To Check Current Inland Empire Traffic Conditions
Local Elections

California Voter Registration At Record High; GOP Losing State Voters

image1_t800.jpg
Beth Accomando / KPBS
/

A record number of Californians are now registered to vote - and the state's registration rate is the highest in nearly 25  years.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports on the new data released yesterday (Monday) by the Secretary of State's office.

The new report shows California had nearly 20 million registered voters on the rolls as of a month ago. And the state’s 79 percent registration rate is the highest since just before the 1996 presidential election, when it topped 80 percent.

Comparing this report with the previous one last fall, two trends from recent years continue to show up: a sharp increase in voters identifying as “no party preference” — up above 28 percent … and a drop in Republican registration, down to about 23-and-a-half percent. The Democratic Party’s registration rate is also dropping — down to a shade above 43 percent. But it’s still adding voters, while the GOP is losing voters.

At the state Capitol, I’m Ben Adler.

Related Content