New Jersey added at least 3,171 new voters to the rolls on Tuesday for National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, the New Jersey Division of Elections told the New Jersey Globe.
That number only includes voters who registered online with the state on September 20. The one-day total is expected to climb over the next week as mail and in-person voter registration information is transmitted from the 21 county election offices to the state database.
The tally also does not include individuals who registered at a motor vehicle agency, although it’s unlikely that people went to the MVC because it was National Voter Registration Day.
To put the one-day total of 3,171 into perspective: New Jersey added 9,754 new voters in all of August and 12,407 in July.
New Jersey currently has 6,475,658 voters, including Dr. Mehmet Oz, the GOP candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, although 472,163 of them – about 7% — are inactive voters. Among them is Doug Mastriano, the Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania.
The deadline to register to vote for the November 8 general election is October 18.