The Democratic Party continues to hold a sizable voter registration edge over the Republicans in Carbon County, according to the latest voter registration totals, which were scheduled to be certified by the county's election's board today.

At the close of the voter registration period on Monday, Oct. 4, the Democrats have over 50 percent of the voters eligible to vote in the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 2, with 19,379 persons linked to the party. That compares to 14,184 Republicans.

There are a total of 38,411 county residents registered to participate in this year's balloting. In addition to the two major parties, there are 1,441 "nonpartisans" and 2,092 persons who opt to have "no affiliation" listed as their party of preference. In addition, other party breakdowns by registration are:

Independents, 726; Libertarians, 200; no party, 178; Green, 75; other, 31; Constitutional, 26; Independence, 13; Conservative, 12; none and Reform, 8 each; Liberal, 6; Patriot, 5; Constitution, 4; Consumers and Socialist, 3 each; Anarchist, undecided and unknown, 2 each; and American, Atheist, Bull Moose, Freedom, Halloween, Independent Democrat, Individual, Labor, Neutral, Phreak the 4th and Right to Life, 1 each.

Democratic edge

The Democratic Party holds voter registration advantages in 40 of the county's 51 election districts. They include:

Banks Township: 508 Democrats, 175 Republicans.

Beaver Meadows: 300 Democrats, 167 Republicans.

Bowmanstown: 262 Democrats, 191 Republicans.

East Penn Township-North: 423 Democrats, 315 Republicans.

East Penn Township-South: 403 Democrats, 382 Republicans.

East Side Boro: 87 Democrats, 80 Republicans.

Jim Thorpe-First District: 419 Democrats, 181 Republicans.

Jim Thorpe-Second District: 306 Democrats, 142 Republicans.

Jim Thorpe-Third District: 524 Democrats, 266 Republicans.

Jim Thorpe-Fourth District: 262 Democrats, 108 Republicans.

Jim Thorpe: Fifth District: 437 Democrats, 245 Republicans.

Lansford-East: 562 Democrats, 327 Republicans.

Lansford-Middle: 321 Democrats, 171 Republicans.

Lansford-West: 354 Democrats, 156 Republicans.

Lausanne Township: 72 Democrats, 49 Republicans.

Lehighton-First District: 521 Democrats, 394 Republicans.

Lehighton-Second District: 487 Democrats, 335 Republicans.

Lehighton-Third District: 506 Democrats, 289 Republicans.

Lower Towamensing-North: 481 Democrats, 355 Republicans.

Lower Towamensing-South: 410 Democrats, 249 Republicans.

Mahoning Township-Mahoning: 665 Democrats, 602 Republicans.

Mahoning Township-Packerton/Jamestown: 231 Democrats, 168 Republicans.

Nesquehoning-East: 612 Democrats, 247 Republicans.

Nesquehoning-West: 658 Democrats, 354 Republicans.

Palmerton-East: 456 Democrats, 341 Republicans.

Palmerton-Middle: 783 Democrats, 476 Republicans.

Palmerton-West: 239 Democrats, 116 Republicans.

Parryville: 144 Democrats, 100 Republicans.

Penn Forest-South West: 538 Democrats, 481 Republicans.

Penn Forest-North West: 558 Democrats, 502 Republicans.

Penn Forest-Middle: 415 Democrats, 299 Republicans.

Penn Forest North East: 612 Democrats, 432 Republicans.

Penn Forest-East: 636 Democrats, 473 Republicans.

Summit Hill-First District: 389 Democrats, 100 Republicans.

Summit Hill-Second District: 336 Democrats, 151 Republicans.

Summit Hill-Third District: 386 Democrats, 218 Republicans.

Summit Hill-White Bear: 195 Democrats, 100 Republicans.

Towamensing-South-2: 403 Democrats, 324 Republicans.

Weatherly-West: 209 Democrats, 194 Republicans.

Weissport: 125 Democrats, 63 Republicans.

GOP advantage

Meanwhile, the GOP has a voter edge in the remaining 11 precincts, including:

Franklin Township-Independent: 290 Democrats, 315 Republicans.

Franklin Township-Harrity: 471 Democrats, 464 Republicans.

Franklin Township-Long Run: 331 Democrats, 393 Republicans.

Kidder Township-North: 130 Democrats, 141 Republicans.

Kidder Township-South: 335 Democrats, 445 Republicans.

Lehigh Township: 101 Democrats, 234 Republicans.

Mahoning Township-New Mahoning: 184 Democrats, 233 Republicans.

Packer Township: 236 Democrats, 383 Republicans.

Towamensing Township-North: 325 Democrats, 384 Republicans.

Towamensing-South-1: 374 Democrats, 426 Republicans.

Weatherly-East: 367 Democrats, 448 Republicans.