Vote By Numbers

VOTE BY NUMBERS: As of Wednesday morning – two days after the voter registration deadline – the number of voters registered countywide for the June 6 election totaled 181,888 out of a county population of 400,000. Of those registered, 15,435 have already cast absentee ballots. Almost 74,000 are Democrats, compared to 66,000 Republicans and 33,000 who declined to state a party affiliation. Also-rans include the American Independent Party with almost 3,700 voters, the Greens with 2,400, and the Libertarians with 1,041; the New Labor Party and the Peace and Freedom Party garnered followers in the three digits. Registration cards postmarked on or before May 22 continue to trickle in and be counted. There were 213,194 registered voters in the 2004 general election.

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