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More than 100,000 New Voters in NJ in Recent Months

With the midterm elections looming, twice as many Democrats as Republicans sign up to vote

In a sign of high interest in the midterm elections, New Jersey has seen a big spike in the number of new voter registrations, 110,814 between January and the end of September this year, according to data from the Department of State.

Although that number is less than half of the 265,344 new voters who were added to the logs in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential elections, it's a marked change from the last midterm elections in 2014, when 22,574 voters were shed from the rolls.

In northern New Jersey, the biggest rate of increase in new voters was in Morris County, the heart of the 11th Congressional District where former Navy pilot Mikie Sherrill is running against Republican State Assemblyman Jay Webber. Across the state Democrats added 71,776 new registered voters, compared to 34,205 new Republican voters.

Read the full story on WNYC News Online, a content partner of NJ Spotlight.

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