23% of state voters have
declaration as independents
With the Nov. 4 election looming, voters without a party preference make up almost one-quarter of California’s registered electorate – a state record – outnumbering registered Republicans in a dozen counties.
As of Sept. 5, 23.1 percent of the state’s 17.6 million registered voters have no-party preferences, the third-largest group of voters in the state. That’s up almost 2 points since two weeks before the June primary election.
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Democratic registration stands at 43.43 percent and Republican registration is 28.23 percent. Both shares are virtually unchanged from four months ago.
San Francisco County has the greatest share of no-party preference voters, at 31 percent, followed by Santa Clara (29.7 percent) and San Diego (27 percent). No-party registration exceeds Republican registration in San Francisco and 11 other counties: Santa Clara, Lake, San Mateo, Yolo, Imperial, Mendocino, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, Marin, Sonoma and Alameda.
San Francisco has California’s most heavily Democratic registration at 55.8 percent. The most Republican county is Modoc, where Republicans make up 49.8 percent of the electorate.
“2 large & 1 small service dogs sharing my row & I was sole lawmaker to vote against dogs at restaurants.”
ASSEMBLYWOMAN LORENA GONZALEZ, D-San Diego, via Twitter, on a flight from New York.