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San Diego County Voter Registration Hits Record High

A 'vote here' sign hangs above the door at the San Diego County Registrar of Voters Office in Kearny Mesa on May 31, 2014.
Michael Schuerman
A 'vote here' sign hangs above the door at the San Diego County Registrar of Voters Office in Kearny Mesa on May 31, 2014.
San Diego County Voter Registration Hits Record High
San Diego County Voter Registration Hits Record High GUESTS: Michael Vu, San Diego County Registrar of Voters Thad Kousser, professor of political science, UC San Diego

There are 1.6 million people registered to vote ahead of the June primary election in San Diego County. That's a record high according to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters.

The county’s latest voter registration data also shows independent voters, or those who declined to choose a political party, may soon outnumber registered Republicans in the county.

San Diego County Registrar of Voters, Michael Vu, said 37 percent of the county's registered voters identify as Democrats followed by 29 percent as Republican and 29 percent as independent voters.

Statewide, decline to state voters are also close to surpassing registered Republicans.

Election officials will issue a final state voter tally two weeks before the June 5 election.

Vu and UC San Diego political science professor Thad Kousser discuss the latest voter registration trends Wednesday on Midday Edition.

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