The secretary of state has released the annual, odd-numbered year February report of voter registration, one that typically shows a cleaning of the voter roll following a gubernatorial election to delete names of those who moved or died, and it reveals a continuation of the trend for voters to declare themselves as nonpartisans.
In Ventura County, both Democrats and Republicans lost voters between February 2009 and February 2011-- in nearly equal number. Registered Democrats declined by 2,252 to 167,087, and registered Republicans declined by 2,336 to 155,174.
As has regularly been the case in recent years, only those registered as nonpartisans -- "decline to state" -- grew in number. That pool of voters increased by 2,325, to 78,261.