Unaffiliated voters overtake Democrats, now largest voting bloc in North Carolina
Democrats have seen their share of the electorate decline in the past two decades, while the Republican electorate has remained relatively flatPosted — Updated
The latest weekly update reflects a sizable increase in voters choosing to either switch out of their partisan label or not register with any political party in the first place.
Of the more than 7.2 million registered voters today, nearly 2.5 million are unaffiliated. That’s 34.5% of all voters. There are almost 2.5 million Democrats and 2.2 million Republicans, according to state elections data.
"If an unregistered person submits a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) or Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB), that person is registered with a voter status of 'Temporary,'" Gannon said. "This applies to military and overseas who submit a FPCA or FWAB."
Data from the state elections board shows nearly 900,000 of the state’s more than 5 million voters in January 2004 were unaffiliated, or 17.7% of registered voters. Nearly 47.6% of voters were Democrats and 34.5% were Republicans.
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