About 75% of the absentee ballots being cast are by Democrats, which made me wonder how many voters have switched parties since absentee ballots became available on April 24th. Using a report in I-Voters, our state-wide voter registration system, I reviewed the number of voters who have changed parties from the time absentee ballots have been available through 11am today. I found:
46 Democrats changed to Republicans;
95 No Parties changed to Rs;
141 Rs changed to Ds;
271 NPs changed to Ds;
73 Ds changed to NPs;
55 Rs changed to NPs;
2 Ds changed to Libertarian or Green;
2 NPs changed to Ls or Gs;
0 Rs changed to Ls or Gs; and
1 L or G changed to an L or G.
Although several of these changes could be from absentee voting activities, some voters may be changing their party preference based upon other factors.