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How can you locate registered voter statistics?

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Many states, such as Maryland, California and West Virginia, provide registered voter statics to the public through their websites. The law requires the secretaries of state to provide the data to the public. States update the data at specific times before each statewide election or on a monthly basis.

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As of 2015, the California state website provides voter registrations statics since 1999 and visitors to the site can download the reports from there. Maryland also offers the statics each month and updates the report after every 3 weeks. The State Board of Elections of Maryland maintains the registered voter files, and it is allowed to sell the report to qualified voters. Voters must complete an application for each request and must be registered voters in Maryland to access the list. The board also provide the statics by district.

The West Virginia state website offers an interactive map that voters can use to find registered voter figures in different counties. The figures are broken down by party including Republican, Democratic, Libertarian, Mountain, no party and other. "No party" are voters who have no political party affiliations while "other" are those who don't get involved in any of the major groups. The figures dating back to 1994 are also available in PDF format.

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