A total of 33,053 persons in Carbon County are eligible to vote in the April 24 Primary Election, according to voter registration totals that were recently certified by the county's elections board.

Of that total, 18,765 are Democrats, whereas the remainder, 14,305, are Republicans. Only persons registered to the two major parties are eligible to vote in the primary.

Overall, there are 37,964 registered voters in the county, including 4,911 persons who opt to belong to other parties or choose to have no party affiliation. The total number of voters is 400 more than the 37,564 who were registered for the General Election of 2011.

A breakdown of the registration totals shows the Democratic Party maintains an advantage of 4,443 voters over the GOP. The Democrats have the voter registration lead in 17 of the county's 23 municipalities, including:

Banks Township: 489 to 172.

Beaver Meadows Borough: 284 to 164.

Bowmanstown: 251 to 201.

East Penn Township: 775 to 728.

East Side Borough: 89 to 68.

Jim Thorpe Borough: 1,851 to 941.

Lansford Borough: 1,136 to 646.

Lausanne Township: 73 to 52.

Lehighton Borough: 1,428 to 1,027.

Lower Towamensing Township: 875 to 619.

Mahoning Township: 1,043 to 1,025.

Nesquehoning Borough: 1,222 to 585.

Palmerton Borough: 1,446 to 979.

Parryville Borough: 131 to 102.

Penn Forest Township: 2,793 to 2,214.

Summit Hill Borough: 1,284 to 539.

Weissport Borough: 128 to 67.

There are six municipalities that have more Republican voters than Democratic voters, including:

Franklin Township: 1,073 to 1,176.

Kidder Township: 569 to 425.

Lehigh Township: 229 to 101.

Packer Township: 396 to 234.

Towamensing Township: 1,159 to 1,059.

Weatherly: 647 to 548.

The breakdown of Democrats versus Republicans by voting precincts is as follows:

Banks Township: 489 Democrats, 172 Republicans.

Beaver Meadows Borough: 284 Democrats, 164 Republicans.

Bowmanstown Borough: 251 Democrats, 201 Republicans.

East Penn Township: South – 418 Democrats, 322 Republicans; North – 367 Democrats, 406 Republicans.

East Side Borough: 89 Democrats, 68 Republicans.

Franklin Township: Independent – 292 Democrats, 303 Republicans; Harrity – 464 Democrats, 474 Republicans; Long Run – 317 Democrats, 399 Republicans.

Jim Thorpe Borough: First – 400 Democrats, 187 Republicans; Second – 291 Democrats, 140 Republicans; Third – 522 Democrats, 256 Republicans; Fourth – 238 Democrats, 117 Republicans; Fifth – 400 Democrats, 241 Republicans.

Kidder Township: North - 122 Democrats, 130 Republicans; South – 303 Democrats, 439 Republicans.

Lansford Borough: East - 501 Democrats, 327 Republicans; Middle – 304 Democrats, 163 Republicans; West – 331 Democrats, 156 Republicans.

Lausanne Township: 73 Democrats, 52 Republicans.

Lehigh Township: 101 Democrats, 229 Republicans.

Lehighton Borough: First – 490 Democrats, 403 Republicans; Second – 461 Democrats, 333 Republicans; Third – 477 Democrats, 291 Republicans.

Lower Towamensing Township: North – 484 Democrats, 352 Republicans; South – 391 Democrats, 267 Republicans.

Mahoning Township: Mahoning – 658 Democrats, 617 Republicans; New Mahoning – 169 Democrats, 242 Republicans; Packerton-Jamestown – 216 Democrats, 166 Republicans.

Nesquehoning Borough: East – 579 Democrats, 239 Republicans; West – 643 Democrats, 346 Republicans.

Packer Township: 234 Democrats, 396 Republicans.

Palmerton Borough: East – 458 Democrats, 343 Republicans; Middle – 757 Democrats, 506 Republicans; West – 231 Democrats, 130 Republicans.

Parryville Borough: 131 Democrats, 102 Republicans.

Penn Forest Township: Southwest – 539 Democrats, 495 Republicans; Northwest – 564 Democrats, 521 Republicans; Middle – 434 Democrats, 300 Republicans; Northeast – 628 Democrats, 440 Republicans; East – 628 Democrats, 458 Republicans.

Summit Hill Borough: First – 386 Democrats, 91 Republicans; Second – 342 Democrats, 138 Republicans; Third – 370 Democrats, 213 Republicans; White Bear – 186 Democrats, 97 Democrats.

Towamensing Township: North – 310 Democrats, 393 Republicans; South 1 – 362 Democrats, 433 Republicans; South 2 – 387 Democrats, 333 Republicans.

Weatherly Borough: East – 356 Democrats, 436 Republicans; West – 192 Democrats, 211 Republicans.

Weissport Borough: 128 Democrats, 67 Republicans.

Total voters

by municipalities

Meanwhile, Penn Forest Township ranks as the municipalitiy with the highest number of registered voters overall, 6,119, which is more than 3,000 more voters than the second-place community.

The breakdown of registered voters by municipality includes:

Penn Forest Township: 6,119.

Jim Thorpe Borough: 3,106.

Palmerton Borough: 2,840.

Lehighton Borough: 2,769.

Towamensing Township: 2,631.

Franklin Township: 2,558.

Mahoning Township: 2,332.

Lansford Borough: 2,024.

Nesquehoning Borough: 1,997.

Summit Hill Borough: 1,985.

Lower Towamensing Township: 1,772.

East Penn Township: 1,731.

Weatherly: 1,343.

Kidder Township: 1,163.

Banks Township: 738.

Packer Township: 684.

Bowmanstown Borough: 520.

Beaver Meadows Borough: 499.

Lehigh Township: 356.

Parryville Borough: 265.

Weissport Borough: 217.

East Side Borough: 176.

Lausanne Township: 139.

Other registrations

Besides the two major parties, the breakdown of other classifications of county registered voters includes:

No affiliation 2,328; non partisan 1,190; Independent 816; Libertarian 200; no party 184; Green 71; other 24; Constitutional 22; Conservative and Independent, 12 each; Reform 8; none 7; Liberal 6; Patriot 4; unknown, Constitution and Consumer's, 3 each; Halloween, Independent Democrat and Socialist, 2 each; and American, Anarchist, Bull Moose, Communist, Freedom, Individual, Labor, Mutual, Neutral, Phreak the 4th, Right to Life and and undecided, 1 each.