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Fri Nov 2, 2012, 04:17 PM

California hits record-high 18.2 million voters ahead of election

California hits record-high 18.2 million voters ahead of election

The number of Californians registered to vote has reached a new high, with 18.2 million residents eligible to participate in Tuesday's election.

That represents nearly 77 percent of the state's eligible voting population, according to figures released today by Secretary of State Debra Bowen.

While registrations submitted through the state's new online system generated buzz this fall, the state saw fewer voters added to the rolls in the final weeks ahead of the Oct. 22 registration deadline than in the same period in 2008.

"Registering to vote is easier now than it was four years ago, yet fewer people actually registered in this final 45-day window than did in 2008," Bowen said in a statement. "This makes it clear that it's not just a question of making voter registration easier; it's really about what inspires people to care about their democracy and be part of the decision-making process."

Democrats continue to hold a double-digit lead in registration over other parties in the state, with the party's share of the electorate rising

Read more here: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2012/11/california-hits-record-high-182-million-voters-ahead-of-election.html#storylink=cpy

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Fri Nov 2, 2012, 05:08 PM

1. Cool!

Now, if a secure online voting system could be created.

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