In the latest voter registration numbers, Democratic registration dropped slightly from the last presidential election, but not as much as Republicans. Democrats now make up 43.7% of the state’s 18.2 million registered voters, while Republicans dropped under 30% of the electorate for the first time. The Secretary of State’s Office reports that the GOP share of California voters is 29.3%.
Voters who have no party preference increased slightly over the last presidential election and now account for 20.9% of the California electorate.
In Fresno County, Democrats have a slight edge over Republicans, according to the latest statistics. Democrats have 41.1% of the Fresno County electorate, while 38.6% of the voters are Republicans. But the county tends to vote Republican at the top of the ticket because GOP voters generally have a higher turnout of its members in the county. That often negates the Democrats’ numerical advantage.
In addition, other Central San Joaquin Valley counties — Madera, Kings and Tulare, for example — maintain a solid Republican advantage in voter registration.
You can view voter registration for all California counties by clicking on this link from the Secretary of State’s Office.