New Florida Registration Data

The Florida Secretary of State web page updates voter registration on a daily basis. Unfortunately, these updates only show the number of Democrats, the number of Republicans, and the number of all other voters. The July 23 2017 figures are: Democratic 4,845,863; Republican 4,566,956; all others 3,476,693. One can see them at the very top of the page at this link.

The current percentages are: Democratic 37.60%; Republican 35.43%; all others 26.97%. The November 2016 percentages were: Democratic 37.91%; Republican 35.37%; all others 26.71%.

The Secretary of State’s office says it hopes to improve its voter registration data, so that in the future data for all qualified parties will be available.

New Nebraska Registration Data

On July 7, the Nebraska Secretary of State posted new registration data. The percentages: Republican 48.24%; Democratic 30.14%; Libertarian 1.03%; independent and miscellaneous 20.58%.

In November 2016, the percentages were: Republican 48.10%; Democratic 30.59%; Libertarian .91%; independent and miscellaneous 20.40%.

This is the first time Libertarian Party registration has been above 1% in a state outside the western states.

North Carolina Republican and Democratic Parties Won’t Comment on Their Failure to Submit Nominees for Wake County Election Board

Indy Week, of Raleigh, North Carolina, has this story about the failure of the Republican and Democratic Parties to nominate anyone for Wake County Board of Elections by the legal deadline. The reporter tried to get a comment from both major parties, but neither of them was willing to comment.

Wake County is the county that includes Raleigh, the state capital.

Green Party on Ballot for Special Election for Rhode Island State Senate Race

Rhode Island holds a special election to fill the vacant State Senate seat, 13th district, in Newport, on August 22. Four candidates will be on the ballot, a Democrat, a Republican, and independent, and a Green Party nominee, Gregory Larson. Larson had to petition his way onto the ballot because the Green Party is not ballot-qualified in Rhode Island.

New Story Discusses Prospects for British Columbia Moving to Proportional Representation

This article in the Global News of Canada discusses whether proportional representation will come to British Columbia. The article says a major impediment is that currently, British Columbia legislative districts are not even close to being equal in population. Rural districts do not contain as many voters are urban and suburban districts. If proportional representation were implemented, province-wide, the rural areas would lose representation.