Democratic party losing members in SLO County
November 2, 2014
The number of voters in San Luis Obispo County registered Democratic has fallen over the past six years while Republicans hold their own and Independents increase in numbers. [Tribune]
Between 2008 and 2014, the number of Democrats in the county shrunk nearly 3 percentage points to 33 percent. During the same time, Republican voters fell by 0.6 percent to 39.4 percent and declined to state increased by 3 percentage points to 21.3 percent.
There are 150,139 registered voters in San Luis Obispo County. Of those, about 95,000 use mail in ballots of which about 39,200 have been returned.
On an average, about 60 to 70 percent of registered voters either mail in their ballots or turn out at the polls.