Florida’s Voter Registration By Party – August 25th, 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 July 31st. The purging of partisans from voter rolls continued in July and once again the changes were significant - though the overall trends remained intact. Democrats continued to shed the most voters while Republicans shed fewer, once again 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 127,840 fewer registered voters' year to date. That’s the result of 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: -110,189 (-29,345 from June)
- GOP: -67,020 (-19,791 from prior month)
- NPA/Other: +49,369 (-7,589 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 July, Democrat defections were once again huge. Democrats lost nearly 10,000 more registered voters than Republicans during the month and have now lost 43,169 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 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%
- GOP: 35.7%
- NPA/Other: 28.3%
Democrats now retain only a 0.3% 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...