Sonora, CA — Heading into the June primary election, the number of voters declining to state a political party is growing in both the state and Mother Lode.
There are 17.6 million registered voters in California. Statewide, the Secretary of State’s Office reports 44% are registered as Democrats, down one percent from four years ago, Republicans make up 29%, down two percent, and the percentage of voters with no party preference is up slightly to 21%.
Below is a look at how party affiliation has changed in the Mother Lode when comparing the past two June primaries.
Democrats: 31.82% Democrats: 32.4%
Republicans: 41.88% Republicans: 42.5%
Decline to State: 20.01% Decline to State: 19%
Democrats: 30.75% Democrats: 31.3%
Republicans: 42.31% Republicans: 42.8%
Decline to State: 19.03% Decline to State: 18.4%