Florida’s Voter Registration By Party – November 9th, 2021
Bottom Line: The Florida Division of Election’s latest voter registration update is in reflecting all voter registrations as of September 30th. The purging of partisans from voter rolls continued in September. We’ve now had over 500,000 more Floridians who’re no longer eligible to vote purged from rolls than new voters registering this year.
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. 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: -195,877 (-11,237 from prior month)
- GOP: -111,361 (-385 from prior month)
- NPA/Other: +18,543 (+9,648 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 September, Democrat defections were once again huge. Democrats lost 10,853 more registered voters than Republicans during the month and have now lost 84,516 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: 35.9%
- GOP: 35.8%
- NPA/Other: 28.3%
Democrats retain only a 0.1% advantage over Republicans in voter registration or a margin of only 12,699 voters – the lowest lead in voter registration Democrats have held in Florida since partisan registration began in 1972. 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 on back of what we saw in last week’s elections.