The results of the Nov. 6 general election have been certified by the California secretary of state as of Friday.
And the results show it was a historic turnout.
Of the 19,696,371 registered voters in the state, 12,712,542 ballots were cast, and the election is said to be the most ever for a California Gubernatorial General Election since 1982.
Since the last General Election in 2014, there was an increase of 1,892,548 registered voters and 5,198,570 additional votes were cast.
“The November 6 General Election was historic,” said Secretary of State Alex Padilla in a news release. “We saw record voter registration and record voter turnout.”
He says he hopes the increase in voter turnout continues into the Presidential Primary Election.
A Central Valley county, Madera, was included in a new model of elections for the first time this year: the “Voter’s Choice Act.”
Every registered voter in Madera, Napa, Nevada, Sacramento and San Mateo was mailed a ballot, and were left with the option to vote by mail, take it to a ballot drop box or vote at any polling place in their counties.
All five counties exceeded the statewide turnout rate of 64.5 percent, according to the news release.
The counties also saw at least a 9 percent increase in their voter turnout, and saw voter turnout that was higher than the county average during statewide gubernatorial general elections during the previous 20 years.
In 2020, any county in California can adopt the Voter’s Choice Act model of conducting elections.
For more information on the election results, click here.