Florida’s Voter Registration By Party – August 2021
Bottom Line: On Tuesday the Florida Division of Elections provided the latest update on Florida’s voter registration. The update reflects all voter registrations as of June 30th. The changes were significant. Democrats continued to shed voters by the thousands while Republicans added new net voters during the month leaving Democrats with their smallest advantage in voter registration in Florida’s history.
Remarkably, despite an influx of over a thousand new residents per day, there are a total of 35,611 fewer registered voters year to date. That’s the result of 293,362 voters having been removed from rolls by the state as they reconcile those currently eligible to vote in Florida along with a lack of urgency for new voter registrations in an off-election year.
These are the changes in year-to-date voter registration information:
- DEM: -80,844 (-12,482 from June)
- GOP: -47,229 (+202 from prior month)
- NPA/Other: +56,958 (+8,515 from prior month)
While the most popular choice for newly registered or reregistered voters has been none of the above in 2021, and that remained the case in June, the Democrat defections were once again huge. Democrats lost over 12,000 registered voters while Republicans posted a net gain of about 200 new net voters. Democrats have now lost 33,615 more voters than Republicans this year. This continues the multiyear gains by Republicans relative to Democrats in our state. Most notably, the Democrat’s advantage in voter registrations is, as mentioned in the open, now the lowest in Florida’s history while the percentage of registered NPA’s is the largest in Florida’s history.
The current breakout of registered voters looks like this...
- DEM: 36.1%
- GOP: 35.7%
- NPA/Other: 28.2%
Democrats now retain only a 0.4% advantage over Republicans in voter registration. This supports the notion that Florida’s increasingly moving from being a purple state into red state territory. This development is especially notable if it continues heading into the 2022 election cycle. Until next month...