3rd District has most voters and most Republicans

The Secretary of State released the first report of the number and party affiliation of voters registered for the June 5 primary last week.

In Riverside County, 1.4 million voters are eligible to register. As of Jan. 2, 958,000 county residents have registered.

Of the total Riverside County registered voters, 38 percent, or 364,600 voters, have registered as Democrats. The Republican Party has 335,600 (35 percent) registered voters.

More than 200,000 county voters chose No Party Preference. Less than 50,000 registered as one of the minor party members. (See the table below.)

The Hill is in the 3rd Supervisorial District, which has the most registered voters of the county’s five districts. The 3rd has about 9,600 more voters than the 5th and more than 27,000 registered voters than the 2nd District, which has the fewest.

The 3rd also has the greatest number of registered Republicans, 41.4 percent. None of the other four districts has more than 36 percent.

The 3rd District has the fewest registered Democrats, 60,500 or 29 percent, while 43 percent of registered voters in the 4th and 5th districts are Democrats.

With 47,900 voters registered with no preference, the 3rd District also has the most noncommittal voters.

May 21 is the deadline to register to vote in the June 5 primary.

Registration can be done online at http://registertovote.ca.gov/, or a paper application may be picked up at the county elections office, library, Department of Motor Vehicles offices or U.S. post office. Voter registration applications must be filled out completely, and
be postmarked or hand-delivered to the county elections office at least 15 days before the election.

To request a paper voter registration application be mailed to you, call 800-345-VOTE (8683) or email www.sos.ca.gov/elections/contact/.