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Election briefs: Dropout candidates; registration increases

Even though candidates have dropped out of the race, their names still will appear on the ballot.

“Once the ballots are printed, it’s printed,” said William Schultz, El Dorado County registrar of voters.

If absentee voters selected candidates who have dropped out of the race, their votes still are counted because the elections department counts everything, Schultz said.

“We still print the totals,” Schultz said. “But whoever’s left, that’s what people are interested in.”

Seven hundred thousand more Californians are registered to vote now than during the presidential primary four years ago, including more than 240,000 who signed up to vote since early December.

The Secretary of State’s Report of Registration was released Friday.

Of those new voters, 150,633 registered as Democrats and 39,246 registered as Republicans since December.

The report takes into account the addition of new voters and the removal of people who have passed away, moved to another state or have been determined to be ineligible to vote.

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