New Jersey now has 1,052,786 more Democrats than Republicans, adding 21,301 new Democrats and 13,790 new Republicans since the July 7 primary election.
The number of unaffiliated voters in New Jersey dropped by 31,215 since the day before the primary, according to voter registration records from the state Division of Elections.
New Jersey now had 144,166 more Democrats than unaffiliated voters – sometimes called independents. This is the first year Democrats have outnumbered unaffiliateds in state history.
Some of the changes are a result of unaffiliated voters opting to participate in a primary election conducted almost entirely by mail.
The number of unaffiliated voters has dropped by 105,083 since May 1.
During the same period, New Jersey has added 100,104 more Democrats and 42,213 more Republicans.
Democrats have expanded their registration edges in the state’s most competitive congressional districts: +20,639 in the 2nd district; +16,279 in the 3rd; +16,111 in the 5th; +7,603 in the 7th; and +5,440 in the 11th.
When these districts were drawn after the 2010 Census, the 2nd had 8,669 more Democrats than Republicans and the 3rd had 8,863 more Democrats than Republicans.
The 5th had 13,085 more Republicans than Democrats. The GOP edge was +13,085 in the 5th, +29,977 in the 7th, and +24,176 in the 11th.