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THE NOONER for March 29, 2013

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It's the last day of Spring Break, and I'm betting I'll be getting a lot of out of office messages. I finally added the voter registration information released last week by the Secretary of State to AroundTheCapitol last night. Here are the top 10 increases and decreases in voter registration over the last year in Assembly districts. Obviously, you can infer similar numbers for nested state senate and congressional seats.

I'll look more at partisan changes next week, but you can see a glance of each district here.

Obviously, Orange County districts are significantly impacted by the most aggressive voter roll review, which led to the declaration that 285,000 voters were "inactive" because they had not voted in the last four years. Before anyone jumps to partisan accusations, of the 214,480 removed from the report to the state between the May 21, 2012 and February 10, 2013 report, 63,511 were Democrats, 96,252 were Republicans, and 45,304 were no party preference.

 

Largest Increases in Registration Between May 21, 2012 and February 10, 2013 Report
District Total Reg Change Total Reg Change %
AD53 (Downtown LA)  16,559 12.5%
AD61 (Riverside)  22,489 12.3%
AD70 (Long Beach)  27,268 11.7%
AD60 (Corona)  18,922 11.4%
AD54 (Culver City)  27,440 10.9%
AD45 (W. San Fernando V)  24,800 10.7%
AD59 (South LA)  15,973 10.7%
AD46 (Sherman Oaks)  20,574 10.4%
AD50 (West LA)  29,740 10.3%
AD62 (Inglewood)  22,742 10.2%

 

 

Smallest Increases in Registration Between May 21, 2012 and February 10, 2013 Report
District Total Reg Change Total Reg Change %
AD69 (Santa Ana)  (30,452) -19.3%
AD65 (Fullerton)  (37,791) -16.8%
AD72 (Seal Beach)  (41,944) -16.0%
AD74 (Irvine)  (34,448) -11.6%
AD68 (Tustin)  (27,072) -10.6%
AD73 (Dana Point)  (29,221) -10.1%
AD55 (Yorba Linda)  (5,449) -2.2%
AD01 (Northeast Cal)  5,081 1.9%
AD32 (Kings)  2,982 2.3%
AD34 (Bakersfield)  5,352 2.4%

  

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