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Democrats and Republicans both added new voters in November

State’s rolls overall grew by 8,310 voters

By Joey Fox, December 02 2022 10:07 am

New Jersey’s registered voter rolls grew by 8,310 in November, with both major parties gaining more than 1,000 new voters, according to voter registration data released by the New Jersey Division of Elections. The state now has 6,514,061 registered voters, up from 6,505,061 at the end of last month.

As has been the case for many months in a row, unaffiliated voters made up most of that increase, going from 2,366,866 registered voters to 2,372,156, an increase of 5,290. Democrats now have 2,532,844 registered voters and Republicans have 1,528,001, increases of 1,182 and 1,775, respectively.

That means Democrats have retained their one million voter advantage for at least one more month; it’s also the second month in the row that Democrats have added new voters after bleeding them for much of the year. Registered Democrats make up 38.9% of the state’s voters, Republicans are 23.5%, and unaffiliateds are 36.4%.

When Rep.-elect Tom Kean Jr. (R-Westfield) is sworn in next month following his defeat of Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes), every congressional district in the state will have a representative who matches the predominant party in their district. Kean’s 7th district has 206,836 Republicans and 189,973 Democrats, though unaffiliateds outnumber both parties. 

The state’s nine remaining Democratic House members all represent districts with at least 50,000 more Democrats than Republicans, while Reps. Jeff Van Drew (R-Dennis) and Chris Smith (R-Manchester) hold districts with more Republicans than Democrats (though just barely in Van Drew’s case).

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