California’s Registered Voters Hit Record High Ahead of Presidential Primary

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"I voted" election stickers are shown in a file photo. (Credit: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)

With one of the most closely watched presidential primary seasons in modern times , California’s voter rolls grew by almost 650,000 in the final six weeks of registration. And three of every four new voters were Democrats.

On Friday, Secretary of State Alex Padilla released the final report of voter registration prior to the June 7 statewide primary. The deadline to register for Tuesday’s election was May 23.

Of the 646,220 people who registered in the final rush —between April 8 and May 23 — 76% became Democrats.

California’s total voter registration now stands at 17,915,053. That’s the largest number ever registered heading into a primary election.

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