Who’s doing the best job of registering voters?

About 88% of eligible Californians are now registered to vote. The last time California topped that figure was in 1940 when it surpassed 96%, an analysis of historic data shows. A large and growing population might make it difficult to keep registration levels high, but some counties show it can be done.

Highest Voter Registration Rate: Marin County 97%

Lowest Registration Rate: Merced County 72%


Highest Voter Registration Rate by County size:

Small countiesMedium-sized countiesLarge counties
Nevada County 96%Marin County 97%Los Angeles County 95%

Lowest Voter Registration Rate by County Size:

Small countiesMedium-sized countiesLarge counties
Merced County 72%Tulare County 75%San Bernardino County 83%