California would let 16-year-olds pre-register to vote under a bill approved by the state Senate, although they still would have to wait until age 18 to cast their first ballot.
A California state senator introduced a bill on Thursday that would 15-year-olds to pre-register to vote.
California has reached an all-time high of 18.2 million registered voters while the number of registered Republicans has fallen below 30 percent, signaling a worrisome decline for the state’s minority party.
Although the final tally is not in, the Secretary of State’s office expects record numbers in terms of voter registration.
Monday is the deadline to register to vote in next month’s presidential election, according to state election officials.
Californians could register to vote any time, including on Election Day, under a bill approved by the state Senate.
Republican delegates wrapped up their state convention in Burlingame over the weekend by approving a conservative party platform – one which the GOP hopes will broaden its appeal in the face of declining voter-registration numbers in California.
Voter registration efforts in California appear to have paid off, with both parties seeing a boost over the past five months, according to figures released Friday.
Across the Bay Area, like in so many other communities around California, an aggressive effort was launched to encourage adults to register to vote.