Voters are showing excitement for the upcoming November election at an historic level. As of Sept. 7, 19,086,589 Californians were registered to vote — the highest number headed into a Gubernatorial Election in state history, according to the Secretary of State of California’s office.
That’s nearly 76-percent of eligible voters in the state.
As of Oct. 1, 40,201 people registered to vote in Redwood City. That’s a notable leap from 2014, when 35,773 were registered with just 15 days to go till the election.
“There are nearly 1.5 million more voters on the rolls than there were heading into our last Gubernatorial Election four years ago,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla said in a statement.
Padilla urged all those registered to turn out to vote next month.
“There is still time for eligible Californians to register to vote or update their registration, especially if you’ve moved since the last election,” Padilla added.
Oct. 22 is the traditional voter registration deadline for the Nov. 6 General Election. Those who miss the deadline can complete the “conditional voter registration” process and vote the same day, an option available only at county elections offices and select satellite locations.