Democrats gaining membership in SLO County
October 11, 2016
Since Feb. 2015, 12,737 SLO County residents have registered to vote. Of those, 8,192 are Democrats, 2,919 are Republicans and 1,528 are registered decline to state.
As of Oct. 7, 61,966 of the 161,558 SLO County voters, or 38.36 percent, are registered Republican, and 57,049, or 35.31 percent of county voters, are registered Democrats.
Three SLO County supervisor districts lean Republican and two trend Democratic.
District 1, which runs inland from the Monterey County line to Templeton, currently has 5,788 more Republicans than Democrats. Republican businessman John Peschong is currently running against Democratic Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin in the race to replace Republican Supervisor Frank Mecham.
District 2, which runs along the coast from San Simeon to Los Osos and includes a portion of San Luis Obispo, has 4,240 more Democrats than Republicans. Democratic Supervisor Bruce Gibson is currently serving his third term in the District 2 seat, and he has twice won reelection with ease.
District 3, which includes Grover Beach, Pismo Beach and a portion of San Luis Obispo, has only 1,195 more Democrats than Republicans. Democratic Supervisor Adam Hill is running for reelection in District 3 against San Luis Obispo Councilman Dan Carpenter, who is registered decline to state.
District 4, which includes Nipomo, Arroyo Grande and Oceano, has 2,917 more Republicans than Democrats. Republican Lynn Compton won the seat in the 2014 election.
District 5, which includes Atascadero and portions of Templeton and San Luis Obispo, has 2,447 more Republicans than Democrats. In the June primary, Republican Debbie Arnold won a second term.
In California, nearly 18.3 million people were registered to vote as of September 9. Of those, 45 percent are Democrats and 27 percent are Republicans.