Voter registration is up in Warren County.
The Times Observer reported that for the primary earlier this year 28,888 individuals were registered to vote.
According to data from the Department of State from October 22, there are now 29,153 registered voters - an increase of 265.
Examined by party affiliation, there are 14,016 Republicans and 11,124 Democrats in Warren County. 1,511 voters identify themselves as unaffiliated and there are 2,502 individuals affiliated with other parties.
Statewide, there are approximately 3.1 million Republicans and 4.25 million Democrats, according to the data. A total of 615,035 people identify as no affiliation and there are 491,037 listed as "all other voters."
In Warren County, 48 percent of the electorate is Republican while Democrats make up 38 percent. Looking at new registration information from the Department of State that covers the period June 14 through October 2, nearly 60 percent of new voter registrants have registered as Republicans. Statewide, more than 40,000 more Republicans, 163,462, have registered compared to 125,396 new Democratic registrations.
While turnout was dismally low in the primary, well below 20 percent, general election turnout is typically much higher.
The Department of State reported that voter turnout in the 2008 election, the last presidential cycle, was at an all time high statewide with 6,010,519 casting ballots. Turnout came in at 68.65 percent. From a percentage standpoint, turnout statewide was slightly lower during the 2004 cycle, but well below the highest noted turnout percentage - 82.8 percent in 1992, a presidential election year that pitted incumbent Republican George H.W. Bush against Democrat Bill Clinton.