Why on earth is this happening?
There are nearly 1 million fewer Californians registered to vote compared with two years ago, according to the secretary of state’s latest registration report.This is far too complex for an old broke down chef like me to understand, if you have any insight on what might possibly be happening here please drop them in comments.
Of 22 million eligible voters, California had 16.6 million people, or 74 percent, register in 2005, compared with 15.7 million, or 69 percent, this year.
The report, issued every odd-numbered year, reflects newly registered voters and removes people who have died, moved out of state or become ineligible to vote.
While the drop has happened before — the state had 410,000 fewer registrants in 2003 than it did in 2001, for example — Secretary of State Debra Bowen is worried about the drop and says the state should invest in public education.
“Part of the drop in registration numbers can be attributed to better tracking and the removal of so-called ‘deadwood’ from the rolls, but the state’s population is continuing to grow, and the number of registered voters isn’t,” Bowen said.
H/T immigration watchdog
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