|Paul D. Pate
Secretary of State
Des Moines, IA 50319
|OFFICE OF THE IOWA SECRETARY OF STATE|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 28, 2016
Voter Registration Data for the 2016 Iowa Caucus
DES MOINES – Since the Iowa Caucus is just days away, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate has unveiled the most up-to-date voter registration numbers and trends prior to the Iowa Caucus to help news organizations, campaigns, and the general public understand and analyze the latest voter registration trends in our state.
Here is the breakdown of the latest state voter registration totals, by party:
No Party: 726,999
Both the Republican and Democratic parties saw significant increases in voter registration from the previous month's totals. Here are the numbers from the beginning of January:
No Party: 726,819
Increases by Party from January 4-January 27
No Party: +180
"These numbers clearly show that Iowans are paying attention to the Iowa Caucuses and are eager to participate on Monday," Secretary of State Paul Pate said. "I encourage all eligible Iowans to go to their local precinct caucuses and make their voices heard around the world."
All of the monthly voter registration totals are available on the Iowa Secretary of State's website at this link. Click on 'February' under '2016' for the latest information: http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterreg/regstat.html.
In terms of voters changing party affiliation, here are the statewide totals from January 1-January 27. "No Party" is the same as independent. "Other" means third parties like Libertarian, Green, etc..
Dem to Rep: 924
Dem to No Party: 888
Dem to Other: 24
Rep to Dem: 640
Rep to No Party: 766
Rep to Other: 34
No Party to Dem: 1,960
No Party to Rep: 2,205
Other to Dem: 70
Other to Rep: 63
The Iowa Secretary of State's Office, in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Transportation, launched a new electronic voter registration system on January 1, 2016. As of Thursday morning, January 26, 5,324 Iowans had successfully utilized the system to register to vote or update their voter registration information.
The demographic breakdown for those numbers is below:
From these numbers, 746 were brand new registrations. The others were updating their registration information.
Secretary Pate is available for interviews Thursday and Friday to discuss these numbers for media outlets that are interested. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time.