Long Beach, California – Voter turnout in California reached a three-decade high during the recent midterm elections due in large part to a massive effort by grassroots campaigners, according to officials.
“The November 6 General Election was historic,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla said in a statement in mid-December. “We saw record voter registration and record voter turnout. Turnout was the highest for any midterm General Election since 1982.”
Some 12.8 million (64.5 percent) of the 19.7 million California registered voters cast a vote.