UPDATE (10/25): More than 90,000 Kern County voters have cast their ballots as of Friday, according to updated data released by the California Secretary of State’s Office.
The data shows that 99,017 mail-in ballots have been returned to the Kern County Elections Office, representing roughly 23 percent of Kern’s total registered voters. All but 1,038 of the ballots were accepted.
The majority of the ballots that have come in so far — 80,828 — were returned by mail. An additional 18,187 were received from a drop-off location. Two ballots were returned under the “other” category.
The Secretary of State updates the voting totals every Friday via their website.
(10/19): BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — More than 60,000 voters in Kern County have cast a ballot so far, according to data released on Oct. 16 by the California Secretary of State’s Office.
Of the 424,313 ballots mailed to voters in Kern County, 62,604, or 14.7%, have been returned. 62,003, or 99.04%, of the returned ballots ballots were accepted, while 601 ballots require further review, per the CA SOS.
8,438 ballots were sent in via drop-off location, 54,164 ballots were returned via mail, and two were returned via “other.” Statewide, of the 22,146,456 ballots sent out to registered voters in California, 3,596,774, or 16.2% of ballots, have been returned. Of them, 3,545,873, or 98.58%, were accepted.
Monday is the last day to register to vote. Voters wishing to register should click here to fill out their voter information by 11:59 p.m.
There are currently 420,942 registered voters in Kern County, including 155,614 registered Republicans, (36.9%), 144,134 registered Democrats, and 92,752 no party preference voters (22.0%).