The county's ranks of registered Democrats grew from 92,453 on Oct. 28, 2015, just before the most-recent general election, to 93,551 as of Wednesday, according to Northampton County Voter Registration. That's an addition of 1,098 Democrats, or a growth rate of 1.2 percent.This is why those who say this is a Democratic year in Pa are completely off the reservation. Increases in Republican ranks have previously been noted in three Pa. counties. Earlier thia month, I said it was too early to call it a trend.
Republicans more than doubled the growth rate of Democrats in Northampton County, going from 64,842 to 66,959 over that span. That's 2,117 more Republicans eligible to vote in the primary, or 3.3 percent more than last fall.
I think it's a trend now.
The last day on which you can register or change your registration, prior to the primary, is March 28. The last day on which you can apply for an absentee ballot is April 19.