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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Democrats made gains in voter registration during summer in Florida



With less than two weeks until the voter registration deadline for the presidential election, both parties are battling it out on the streets to build up their voter rolls.

Already, since the start of the summer, Democrats have been winning the voter registration battle. Since May until the start of September, Democrats had added 96,000 voters compared to 81,000 for Republicans.

The growth in voters with no party affiliation continues to grow. Those voters increased by 82,000 since May, while people registering with other minor political parties grew by 4,000.

The Democratic gains come after Republicans dominated the start of the year with the presidential primary season. From January to May, Republicans added 169,000 voters while Democrats added 102,000. The number of no party affiliation voters dropped by nearly 39,000 voters.

Voters have until Oct. 11 to register in time to be eligible to vote in November’s general election in Florida.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 29, 2016 2:57pm]


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