The New Jersey Elections office has released new voter registration data. The percentage of registered independents declined. The percentage of voters registered in each political party increased.
The June 2017 percentages are: Democratic 36.08%; Republican 21.31%; Libertarian .12%; Conservative .09%; Constitution .08%; Green .08%; Socialist .04%; Natural Law .03%; Reform .01%; independent 42.16%. Here is a link to the numbers of voters in each party, in each county.
The November 2016 percentages were: Democratic 35.64%; Republican 20.82%; Libertarian .09%; Conservative .06%; Green .05%; Constitution .04%; Socialist .02%; Natural Law .02%; Reform .01%; independent 43.24%.
The percentages for the minor parties are low because the voter registration form itself only has a blank line for the question about political party choice, and most voters aren’t aware that they can choose any of nine parties. There is a separate form that does list all the party choices, however, but it isn’t clear whether it gets much distribution. Thanks to Bill Redpath for this news.