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County Sets Record for Registered Voters; Democrats Lead in Encinitas

In Encinitas Democrats outnumber Republicans 14,050 to 13,171—with a total of 37,880 eligible to vote.

Setting a record for registered voters, San Diego County will have about 19,000 more Democrats eligible to vote in the presidential election than Republicans, according to final figures released Tuesday.

The county Registrar of Voters Office says the county had 551,931 Democrats and 532,585 Republicans as of Oct. 30, although many voting districts are safe for one party or the other.

County Republican Party Chairman Tony Krvaric, contacted for comment, replied: “At this point it’s all about GET-OUT-THE-VOTE and we have a massive deployment this weekend and through Election Day.”

County Democratic Party Chairman Jess Durfee told KPBS that he attributed the rise in his party’s voters to the new law allowing online voter registration.

With 1.56 million voters—including a flood of 85,000 new voters since Sept. 30—the county broke the previous record for registered voters of 1.51 million set in November 2004. 

Meanwhile, in Encinitas Democrats outnumber Republicans 14,050 to 13,171—with a total of 37,880 eligible to vote, and 10,451 not stating a party preference.

In the closely watched 3rd County Supervisor District—pitting GOP candidate Steve Danon against Democrat Dave Roberts—the finally voter tally shows 120,048 Republicans to 101,874 Democrats. But the district of 325,992 voters includes 88,775 not stating a party preference and 13,876 spread among minor parties.

The city of San Diego had a Democratic majority of 272,636 to 183,876 Republicans and 186,737 with no party listed.

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