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L.A. County reports record high voter registration

October 29, 2012 |  3:27 pm

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A record 4,674,338 people are registered to vote in Los Angeles County,  giving the county an electorate larger than those in 42 states, elections officials reported Monday.

More than 91,000 were added to the rolls on Oct. 22 alone, the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election. County Registrar-Recorder Dean Logan said most of those new voters were added through California's new online registration system.

"Online voter registration offers increased accessibility and... convenience  for our community," Logan said in a statement released with the county's preliminary voter registration report.

Some other interesting factoids contained in the three-page report:

* Nearly 1.3 million, or 27% of voters, are signed up to  permanently cast  their ballots by mail.

* Democrats comprise 50% of those registered, while Republicans account for 22% and 19% are listed as "decline to state," or having no party preference. The rest belong to minor parties.

*Voters under 30 now make up the largest age group, accounting for one in five registered.

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--Jean Merl

Photo: Voters cast ballots at a Van Nuys restaurant during the June primary. Credit: Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times

 

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