Monday is the last day to register to vote before the Nov. 3 general election.
As of Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Department of State data reported 25,386 registered voters in McKean County. There were 15,413 Republicans and 6,482 Democrats. There were 2,224 voters with no affiliation, and 1,267 listed as “all other voters.”
For online applications, there were 2,563 in total. Of those, 1,837 were applications of new voters, while 726 were applications to change party affiliation. Of the online applications, 587 were to register as Democrats, 1,574 were to register as Republicans and 402 were in the category of “other.”
The data indicated that the majority of voters who switched parties so far this year in McKean County were Democrats who changed to Republicans. The state department indicated 255 Democrats switched to Republican, while 138 voters who were registered under another party affiliation had changed to Republican.
The data indicated 93 Republicans switched to Democrat, while 62 voters registered for other parties switched to Democrat. There were 36 Democrats and 35 Republicans who changed their party affiliation to other parties, according to the state department.
The data showed the highest number of voters in McKean County — 4,971 — were between the ages of 55 to 64, followed by 4,232 voters who are aged 65 to 74, and 4,164 who are 45 to 54. The lowest number of voters per age group was for 18 to 24 year olds, with 1,855 registered voters.
The number of active versus inactive voters for each party was tracked as well. McKean County has 5,748 active Democrats and 734 inactive. There are 14,316 active Republicans and 1,097 inactive. For other parties, there are 2,932 active voters and 559 inactive.
According to information compiled by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, 17.1% of registered voters in McKean County were approved for mail-in ballots. In Potter County, 15.3% of voters were approved; in Elk, 20.2% and in Cameron, 23.3% were approved.
In Elk County, there were 7,593 registered Democrats and 10,367 registered Republicans. In Cameron County, there were 936 registered Democrats and 1,749 registered Republicans. In Potter County, there were 2,300 registered Democrats and 7,642 registered Republicans.