(RightWing.org) – A subtle, yet important change in California’s voting policies was just implemented. The bill, signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, will allow state residents to change their party affiliation on election day. This change is expected to increase voter turnout, especially in the primaries.
California’s strategy to get more voters to the booths seems to be working.
California voter registration as of 1/3/2020:
20,428,270 registered voters
80.95% registration rate–the highest percentage of eligible citizens registered to vote heading into a California Presidential Primary in the past 68 years.
Full report here: https://t.co/cfteWAIPrc
— CA SOS Vote (@CASOSvote) February 6, 2020
While this Tuesday is the last day to become a registered voter, changing your party affiliation is now allowed up to election day. These votes will only count if the party registration change application is accepted by that county’s officials. While we may never know the true reasoning behind this change, getting more Americans to vote, even if they want to change parties at the last minute, is a boon for democracy.
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