GOP Voter Edge Shrinking in Chester County

GOP Voter Edge Shrinking in Chester County

Recent Chester County voter registration data last updated on April 29th reflects a continual positive trend for Democrats.  As of April 29th, there were 148,600 registered Republicans, 138,230 registered Democrats, and 61,266 voters registered as Independent or Non-Affiliated. Republicans account for 42.6% of the voters versus 39.7% for Democrats and 17.6% for Independents or Non-Affiliated.

It’s interesting to note that younger voters ages 18-44 have registered as Democrats in much greater numbers than Republican younger voters. The Republicans continue to lead in registrations for ages over 45.

CHESTER COUNTY REGISTRATION DATA AS OF APRIL 29, 2019

Age & Party 18-44 45-64 65+ TOTALS % By Party
Democrats 61,737 46,981 29,512 138,230 39.7%
Republicans 45,861 61,921 40,818 148,600 42.7%
Non-Affiliated 31,530 21,117 8,619 61,266 17.6%
TOTALS 139,128 130,019 78,949 348,096
% By Age 40.0% 37.4% 22.7%

Below is a table comparing recent registration data with May 2015. It shows that the number of registered Democrats has increased by 14% compared to a 4% increase for Republicans and a 6% increase for Non-affiliated Voters in Chester County.

May 2015 May 2019 Increase
Democrats 120,998 138,230 +14.2%
Republicans 143264 148,600 +3.7%
Non-Affiliated 57,798 61,266 +6.0%
TOTALS 322,060 348,096 +8.1%

 

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