Today Is The Deadline To Register To Vote In Calif. Primary Election

May 23, 2016


Californians who wish to vote in the June primary have until the end of the day [MONDAY] to register. The state has already seen a surge in registration, as Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

Secretary of State Alex Padilla says close to a million people in California have registered or updated their information so far this year.

Padilla 1 – What we’re seeing this year is far above and beyond what’s typical for a presidential election year. (7s)

200,000 voters updated or registered early last week.

Padilla 2 - This Monday we saw another spike, I think in large part thanks to Facebook.

The tech giant added a link in users News Feeds.

Voters have until midnight to fill out a registration card online at, postmark their registration or visit a county elections or DMV office.

No Party Preference voters who wish to mail-in their ballots in the Democratic presidential primary must fill out a form from their county elections office by May 30th.

At the state Capitol, I’m Ben Bradford.