SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) – A record number of Silicon Valley residents have signed up to vote in the November general election, Santa Clara County officials announced Friday.
According the registrar of voters, 875,722 residents have signed up to vote with slightly less than half of them declaring for the Democratic Party at 411,80.READ MORE: CHP Arrests Fencing Suspect, Recover Stolen Merchandise From Louis Vuitton Smash-And-Grab
The next largest voting block were Independents at 261,463 with another 171,320 registering as Republicans.READ MORE: Man Arrested Following Weekend Bar Shooting In Belmont
“This is a major milestone,” Registrar of Voters Shannon Bushey said. “Well over three quarters of a million County residents are now registered to vote
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When asked their language of choice, the vast majority of voters – 809,072 – answered English with Chinese accounting for 16,426 and 15,667 voters said they spoke Spanish.