There are 88,413 people in Schuylkill County who are registered to vote and because this will be a general election on Tuesday, Nov. 2, all are eligible to vote for any candidate listed on the ballot regardless of their party affiliation. In recent past elections the turnout had been poor, averaging between 30 and 40 percent, however, if the applications for absentee ballots is a sign it may be a good turnout.

As of last Friday 2,320 registered voters have applied for absentee ballots. This is a few hundred more than were requested in the last gubernatorial election. The voted ballots must be returned to the election bureau in Pottsville by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, to be valid.

The Republican Party, which has always been the majority party in the county, continues in that capacity. The official registration by parties is as follows:

Republican 41,867, Democratic 37,982, Non Partisan 4,241, No Affiliation 2,224, Independent 1,229, Libertarian 377, Green 126, No Party 107, Other 60, Constitution 55, Reform 29, Patriot 22, None 16, Liberal 9, Undecided 8, Independence 8, American 6, Conservative 4, Socialist 4, Christian 3, Independent Democrat 3, Independent Republican 3, Unknown 3, #66 PA For Perot 2, Bi-Partisan 2, Constitutional 2, Freedom 2, Moderate 2, American Independent 1, Bull Moose 1, Citizen's 1, Communist 1, Consumer 1, Federalist 1, Independent 1, Labor 1, Mutual 1, Neo-Agrarian 1, Neutral 1, New Patriot Party 1, Open 1, Uncertain 1, US Labor 1 and Whig 1.

Boroughs

The registration in area boroughs is as follows:

Tamaqua - First Precinct, Republican 555, Democratic 389, Non-Partisan 61, No Affiliation 42, Independent 16, Libertarian 8, Green 2, Liberal 1, No Party 1, Open 1, Other 1 and Unknown 1. Second precinct, Republican 511, Democratic 395; Non-Partisan 59, No Affiliation 34, Independent 23, Libertarian 5, No Party 2, Constitution 1 and Green 1. Third precinct, Republican 581, Democratic 353, Non-Partisan 44, No Affiliation 20, Independent 11, Libertarian 6, Green 3, No Party 2, Undecided 2,American 1, Constitutional 1, Liberal 1, Uncertain 1 and None 1. Fourth precinct, Republican 396, Democratic 348, Non-Partisan 39, No Affiliation 23, Independent 22, Libertarian 5, Constitution 2, No Party 2, Green 1, Other 1 and Patriot 1.

Coaldale - East precinct, Republican 235, Democratic 205, Non-Partisan 22, No Affiliation 15, Independent 14, Green 2, Libertarian 2, Other 1. West precinct, Republican 386, Democratic 365, Non-Partisan 49, No Affiliation 42, Independent 14, Libertarian 3, Green 2 and Other 1.

McAdoo - First precinct, Democratic 296, Republican 267, Non-Partisan 26, No Affiliation 15, Independent 6, Green 3, Libertarian 2, American 1 and Constitution 1. Second precinct, Democratic 448, Republican 274, No Affiliation 22, Non-Partisan 19, Independent 17, Libertarian 2, Communist 1, Green 1 and Socialist 1.

New Ringgold - Republican 105, Democratic 60, Non-Partisan 13, No Affiliation 2 and Constitution 1.

Middleport - Democratic 140, Republican 110, No Affiliation 10, Non-Partisan 9, Independent 6, Green 2, Libertarian 2, No Party 1 and Other 1.

New Philadelphia - Democratic 468, Republican 195, Non-Partisan 32, No Affiliation 14, Independent 7, Libertarian 3, American 1, Mutual 1, No Party 1, Other 1 and Reform 1.

Townships

The registration in area townships is as follows:

Blythe - Democratic 338, Republican 220, Non-Partisan 14, No Affiliation 7, Liberatrian 6 and Independent 2.

Delano - Democratic 176, Republican 110, Non-Partisan 11, No Affiiation 6 and Independent 3.

Ryan - Republican 565, Democratic 407, Non-Partisan 44, No Affiliation 23, Independent 18, Libertarian 4, Consttution 1, Green 1 and No Party 1.

East Brunswick - Republican 719, Democratic 302, Non-Partisan 71, No Affiliation 39, Independent 19, Libertarian 9, Green 3, No Party 3 and Other 1.

East Union - Democratic 536, Republican 403, Non-Partisan 42, No Affiliation 32, Independent, 23, Libertarian 4, Green 3, Constitution 1 and No Party 1.

Kline - Republican 538, Democratic 474, No Affiliation 29, Non-Partisna 26, Independent 9, Libertarian 3, Green 2, Liberal 1, No Party 1 and Socialist 1.

North Union - Republican 431, Democratic 266, Non-Partisan 53, No Affiliation 28, Independent 22, Green 3, Libertarian 3, No Party 1 and Other 1.

Rush- East district , Republican 627, Democratic 368, Non-Partisan 47, No Affiliation 32, Independent 21, Libertarian 6, Green 5 and No Party 1. West district, Republican 558, Democratic 337, Non-Partisan 52, No Affiliation 27, Independent 12, Libertarian 4, Constitution 2, Liberal 1, Moderate 1 and Other 1. Elixir district, Republican 161, Democratic 115, Non-Partisan 12, Independent 7, No Affiliation 4, Bull Moose 1, Libertarian 1 and No Party 1.

Schuylkill - Republican 401, Democratic 342, Non-Partisan 29, No Affiliation 10, Independent 8, Constitution 2, No Party 2, LIbertarian 1, Moderate 1 and Reform 1.

Walker - Republican 439, Democratic 145, Non-Partisan 28, Independent 15, No Affiliation 10, Libertarian 4 and No Party 1.

West Penn - Precinct one - Republican 853, Democratic 379, Non-Partisan 70, No Affiliation 43, Independent 25, Libertarian 10, No Party 4, Green 3, Constitution 1, Independent Republican 1 and Unknown 1. Precinct two, Republican 395, Democratic 185, Non-Partisan 25, No Affilliation 17, Independent 13, Libertarian 2, No Party 1 and Reform 1. Precinct three, Repuublican, 591, Democratic 393, Non-Partisan 70, No Affilliation 33, Independent 14, Libertarian 7, Constitution 3, Conservative 1, Green 1 and No Party 1.