Record Republican Advantage - Florida’s Voter Registration by Party
Bottom Line: It was a record setting cycle for republicans in Florida. That was true of the midterm elections which resulted in a record number of Republicans elected statewide. It has certainly been true by way of voter registration as well. The Florida Division of Elections’ latest voter registration update is in reflecting all active registered voters as of the start of November in advance of Election Day. Not only was this the first election cycle in which the GOP held a registration advantage on Election Day, registrations were surging for Republicans leading up to it. Ditto for NPA registrations. As for Democrats...not so much.
These are the changes in year-to-date voter registration information:
- DEM: -110,143 (+3,681 last month)
- GOP: +173,322 (+37,715 last month)
- NPA/Other: +189,099 (+36,838 last month)
The current breakout of registered voters looks like this...
- DEM: 34.2%
- GOP: 36.4%
- NPA/Other: 29.4%
The Republican advantage relative to Democrats now stands at 326,567 voters. For comparison's sake, Democrats held a 97,215-voter advantage in the 2020 Election Cycle for a remarkable shift of 423,782 net voters in just two years. Also, at current pacing, it’s possible that by that by the 2024 election cycle NPA registrations could be threatening to overtake Democrats in the state. Notably there are twelve counties of Florida’s 67 counties in which Democrats retain a registration advantage, including the TriCounty, however only five which voted for Democrats in this year’s elections.