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For Immediate Release:  
For Further Information:
May 26, 2006

Office of The Attorney General
- Zulima V. Farber, Attorney General
Division of Elections
- Maria Del Valle Koch, Deputy Director

 

Lee Moore or Jeff Lamm
609-292-4791

 

Attorney General Farber, Division of Elections Announce
New Voter Registration Totals

>> Statewide Registered Voter Numbers County (9k pdf) I Congressional District (9k pdf) plug-in

TRENTON – Attorney General Zulima V. Farber announced today that a total of 4,837,943 New Jersey residents were registered to vote after the close of registration for the June 6, 2006 Primary Election.

The number was tallied following the close of voter registration on Tuesday, May 16. The overall number reflects voter registrations submitted to the Division of Elections, County Superintendents of Election and Commissioners of Registration.

The updated, pre-primary voter registration total reflects a 20,023 increase in the number of registered voters in New Jersey compared with the pre-primary voter registration total for 2005. Of those currently registered to vote: 1,137,312 persons are declared Democrat, 878,906 are declared Republican, and 2,820,183 are unaffiliated. There are also 735 registered Green Party voters, 519 Libertarian Party voters, 50 Natural Law Party registrants, 106 Reform Party voters, and 132 U.S. Constitution Party registrants.

Attorney General Farber, the state’s Chief Election Official, noted that newly registered voters will be eligible to vote in either party’s primary, but must declare their party affiliation at the polls on June 6. Any registered Democrat or Republican who wanted to change affiliation and vote in the other party’s primary had to have filed a change of party affiliation by April 17. In addition, any voters registered with one of the following political groups – Green, Libertarian, Natural Law Party, Reform or U.S. Constitution – cannot vote in the primary unless they changed their affiliation by April 17.

Division of Elections Deputy Director Maria Del Valle Koch said that, under election legislation enacted in 2005, all registered New Jersey voters now have the option of voting either in person or by absentee ballot.

The deadline for mail-in absentee ballot applications is Tuesday, May 30. Voters can still apply for an absentee ballot in person at their county clerk’s office up until 3 p.m. Monday, June 5.

A list of candidates for the June 6 Primary Election is available on the Division of Elections Web site www.NJElections.org.

>> Statewide Registered Voter Numbers County (9k pdf) I Congressional District (9k pdf) plug-in

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