Local “Get Out the Vote” plan working: 956 new registered voters in past month

The local get out the vote effort is working. I checked with the County Clerk-Recorder’s office this afternoon, and Assistant Clerk-Recorder Sandy Sjoberg told me the office has received 956 new voter registration cards in the past month.

This week the Clerk-Recorder’s office received more than 100 voter registration cards on some days. And the effort can continue until May 23, Sandy said.

This means the number of new registered voters could number in the thousands at this pace for the June election — and I expect that to happen.

In our County, the number of registered Republicans now stands at 21,885, compared with 20,948 for Democrats and 15,098 for “decline to state” voters, Sandy said.

For the record, I’ve been a lifelong “decline to state” voter, and I vote in all the elections. Over the years, I’ve voted for Republicans and Democrats.

Around here, I notice a real fixation — rather an obsession — with hardball partisan politics, with the nastiest and ugliest rhetoric (personal attacks too) from the hard right — often the old-timers and retirees. It’s a “sport” to them. But it’s counterproductive, given our towns’ political diversity, and has reached a boiling point.

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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

4 thoughts on “Local “Get Out the Vote” plan working: 956 new registered voters in past month”

    1. Hi,
      Sandy made it clear that the 956 were new registered voters as opposed to those who re-registered. The numbers also are up for that category. This is a trend, to be sure.

  1. Constitutional sheriff Royal and his Board of Good Old Boys turbo-charged the “get out the vote effort” more than any formal campaign has ever been able to do.

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