A total of 38,536 Carbon County residents are eligible to participate in the 2013 General Election that will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the 51 election districts throughout the county's 23 municipalities.

That number is 415 people less than were eligible to vote in the presidential election of 2012 (38,951), and about 1,000 more electors more than were registered in 2011 (37,564).

The Democratic Party continues to maintain a registration plurality over the Republican. Registration totals certified by the Carbon County Board of Elections show there are 18,640 registered Democrats in the county, compared to 14,520 Republicans, giving the Democrats an advantage of 4,120 voters. In 2012, its advantage was 4,269 voters.

There are also 2,673 persons who opt to have no party affiliation who are eligible to vote in the general election, as well as 1,077 persons who have declared themselves as "nonpartisans." Another 965 residents are registered as Independents.

Meanwhile, the political preference of other county residents is broken down as follows:

Libertarian, 238; no party, 202; Green, 71; other, 25; Constitutional, 20; none, 18; Conservative, 14; Blank and Independence, 12 each; Reform, 9; Constitution and Liberal, 5 each; Patriot, 4; Consumers and unknown, 3 each; neutral, Independent Democrat, not sure and Halloween, 2 each; and American, Anarchist, Birthday, Bull Moose, Communist, Freedom, Mutual, Phreak the 4th, Right to Life, Socialist, Tea and undecided, 1 each.

The breakdown of registered voters by election district is as follows:

Banks Township Blank, 1; Constitution, 1; Democratic, 477; Green, 1; Independence, 1; Independent, 13; Libertarian, 5; no affiliation, 36; no party, 4; non-partisan, 15; and Republican, 165; total, 719.

Beaver Meadows Democratic, 295; Green, 1; Independent, 10; Libertarian, 4; no affiliation 36; non-partisan, 8; and Republican, 159; total, 513.

Bowmanstown Democratic, 254; Green, 1; Independent, 12; Libertarian, 4; no affiliation, 33; no party, 5; non-partisan, 14; and Republican, 209; total, 532.

East Penn Township-South Anarchist, 1; Democratic, 416; Freedom, 1; Green, 3; Independent, 15; Libertarian, 2; no affiliation, 63; no party, 2; non-partisan, 17; and Republican, 336; total, 856.

East Penn Township-North Conservative, 1; Democratic, 374; Green, 1; Independent, 23; Libertarian, 7; no affiliation, 44; no party, 1; non-partisan, 31; Phreak the 4th, 1; and Republican, 421; total, 904.

East Side Borough Blank, 1; Democratic, 78; Independent, 7; no affiliation, 10; no party, 1; non-partisan, 2; and Republican, 67; total, 166.

Franklin Township-Independent Constitutional, 1; Democratic, 280; Independent, 22; Libertarian, 4; no affiliation, 46; no party, 5; none, 1; non-partisan, 16; Patriot, 1; and Republican, 316; total, 692.

Franklin Township-Harrity Constitutional, 1; Democratic, 446; Halloween, 1; Independence, 1; Independent, 31; Libertarian, 7; no affiliation, 69; no party, 5; non-partisan, 35; and Republican, 480; total, 1,076.

Franklin Township-Long Run American, 1; Constitutional, 1; Democratic, 324; Green, 1; Independent, 16; Libertarian, 5; no affiliation, 54; no party, 5; non-partisan, 19; and Republican, 404; total, 830.

Jim Thorpe-First Democratic, 393; Green, 2; independent, 18; Liberal, 1; Libertarian, 4; no affiliation, 45; no party, 2; non-partisan, 11; and Republicans, 192; total, 668.

Jim Thorpe-Second Democratic, 302; Green, 4; Independent, 10; Libertarian, 3; no affiliation, 19; non-partisan, 11; and Republican, 134; total, 483.

Jim Thorpe-Third Democratic, 497; Green, 1; Independence, 1; Independent, 20; Independent Democrat, 1; Libertarian, 4; no affiliation, 31; no party, 1; non-partisan, 8; and Republican, 256; total, 820.

Jim Thorpe-Fourth Birthday, 1; Democratic, 234; Green, 2; Independent, 13; Libertarian, 3; no affiliation, 33; no party, 1; non-partisan, 10; and Republicans, 119; total, 416.

Jim Thorpe-Fifth Democratic, 390; Green, 4; Independent, 10; Libertarian, 2; no affiliation, 44, no party, 4; none, 1; non-partisan, 19; other, 1; Republican, 246; and undecided, 1; total, 722.

Kidder Township-North Democratic, 126; Independent, 7; no affiliation, 25; no party, 2; none, 1; non-partisan, 14; other, 1; and Republican, 124; total, 300.

Kidder Township-South Democratic, 314; Green, 4; Independence, 3; Independent, 17; Libertarian, 6; no affiliation, 82; no party, 2; non-partisan, 21; other, 3; and Republican, 432; total, 884.

Lansford-East Constitution, 1; Constitutional, 2; Democratic, 505; Halloween, 1; Independent, 31; Libertarian, 4; Neutral, 1; no affiliation, 58; no party, 2; non-partisan, 16; other, 1; Reform, 1; and Republican, 326; total, 949.

Lansford-Middle Blank, 2; Democrats, 300; Green, 1; Independent, 17; Libertarian, 6; no affiliation, 41; no party, 4; non-partisan, 19; other, 1; Republican, 160; and unknown, 1; total, 552.

Lansford-West Democratic, 333; Green, 1; Independence, 1; Independent, 7; Libertarian, 1; no affiliation, 41; no party, 1; non-partisan, 16; and Republican, 161; total, 562.

Lausanne Township Democratic, 74; Independent, 5; Libertarian, 1; no affiliation, 6; non-partisan, 2; other, 1; and Republican, 53; total, 142.

Lehigh Township Democratic, 97; Green, 1; Independent, 12; Libertarian, 1; no affiliation, 12; non-partisan, 5; and Republican, 222; total, 350.

Lehighton-First Conservative, 2; Democratic, 481; Independence, 1; Independent, 17; Libertarian, 8; no affiliation, 55; no party, 10; non-partisan, 32; Republican, 415; and Right to Life, 1; total, 1,022.

Lehighton-Second Blank, 1; Democratic, 455; Green, 2; Independent, 19; Libertarian, 8; no affiliation, 69; no party, 4; non-partisan, 13; Patriot, 1; and Republican, 331; total, 903.

Lehighton-Third Conservative, 1; Constitution, 1; Constitutional, 2; Democratic, 475; Green, 4; Independent, 26; Libertarian, 2; no affiliation, 62; no party, 7; non-partisan, 13; other, 1; and Republican, 302.; total, 896.

Lower Towamensing-North Constitutional, 1; Democratic, 457; Green, 1; Independent 32; Libertarian, 6; no affiliation, 75; no party, 11; none, 3; non-partisan, 37; not sure, 1; and Republican, 357; total, 981.

Lower Towamensing-South Democratic, 378; Green, 1; Independent, 16; Libertarian, 11; no affiliation, 68; no party, 6; non-partisan, 34; and Republican, 385; total, 799.

Mahoning Township-Mahoning Conservative, 3; Constitutions, 1; Democratic, 658; Green, 2; Independent, 31; libertarian, 9; no affiliation, 79; no party, 6; none, 1; non-partisan, 34; other, 1; Reform, 1; and Republican, 627; total, 1,453.

Mahoning Township-New Mahoning Democratic, 181; Independence, 1; Independent, 11; Libertarian, 6; no affiliation, 19; no party, 4; non-partisan, 17; and Republican, 248; total, 487.

Mahoning Township-Packerton/Jamestown Blank, 1; Democratic, 223; Independence, 1; Independent, 15; no affiliation, 22; no party, 1; non-partisan, 7; and Republican, 171; total, 441.

Nesquehoning-East Democratic, 571; Green, 2; Independent, 23; Libertarian, 5; no affiliation, 26; no party, 2; non-partisan, 17; other, 1; Republican, 242; and Socialist, 1; total, 890.

Nesquehoning-West Conservative, 1; Democratic, 609; Green, 1; Independent, 26; Libertarian, 6; no affiliation, 52; no party, 4; none, 2; non-partisan, 33; and Republican, 338; total, 1,072.

Packer Township Democratic, 232; independent, 9; Libertarian, 1; no affiliation, 39; no party, 2; non-partisan, 12; other, 1; and Republican, 405; total, 701.

Palmerton-East Communist, 1; Democratic, 471; Green, 1; Independent, 23; Liberal, 1; Libertarian, 10; Neutral, 1; no affiliation, 77; no party, 3; non-partisan, 31; and Republican, 364; total, 983.

Palmerton-Middle Blank, 3; Constitutional, 2; Democratic, 757; Green, 1; Independent, 31; Libertarian, 8; no affiliation, 121; no party, 9; non-partisan, 36; other, 1; Reform, 2; Republican, 528; and unknown, 1; total, 1,480.

Palmerton-West Democratic, 223; Green, 2; independent, 15; independent Democrat, 1; Liberal, 1; Libertarian, 8; no affiliation, 48; no party, 9; none, 1; non-partisan, 18; Patriot, 1; Republican, 134; and Tea, 1; total, 462.

Parryville Democratic, 120; Independence, 1; Independent, 5; Libertarian, 3; no affiliation, 22; no party, 1; non-partisan, 4; and Republican, 103; total, 259.

Penn Forest Township-Southwest Constitutional, 1; Democratic, 558; Green, 3; Independent, 38; Liberal, 1; Libertarian, 6; no affiliation, 73, no party, 1; none, 2; non-partisan, 39; other, 1; Republican, 488; and unknown, 1; total, 1,212.

Penn Forest Township-Northwest Constitutional, 1; Democratic, 573; Green, 2; Independent, 37; Libertarian, 12; no affiliation, 118; no party, 5; none, 1; non-partisan, 61; Patriot, 1; and Republican, 521; total, 1,332.

Penn Forest Township-Middle Conservative, 1; Constitution, 1; Democratic, 448; Green, 3; Independent, 22; Libertarian, 9; no affiliation, 86; no party, 9; non-partisan, 38; other, 1; and Republican, 318; total, 936.

Penn Forest Township-Northeast Conservative, 1; Constitutional, 1; Democratic, 646; Green, 3; Independent, 47; Libertarian, 5; no affiliation, 185; no party, 14; non-partisan, 60; other, 3; Reform, 2; and Republican, 482; total, 1,449.

Penn Forest Township-East Conservative, 3; Constitutional, 1; Consumers, 2; Democratic, 625; Green, 8; Independence, 1; independent, 60; Liberal, 1; Libertarian, 9; no affiliation, 188; no party, 11; none, 1; non-partisan, 42; other, 2; Reform, 1; and Republican, 477; total, 1,432.

Summit Hill-First Democratic, 369; Green, 2; Independent, 8; Libertarian, 3; no affiliation, 23; no party, 3; non-partisan, 7; and Republican, 89; total, 504.

Summit Hill-Second Constitutional, 3; Democratic, 327; Green, 2; Independent, 7; Libertarian, 2; Mutual, 1; no affiliation, 23; no party, 3; none, 1; non-partisan, 6; and Republican, 129; total, 504.

Summit Hill-Third Blank, 1; Constitutional, 1; Democratic, 373; Independent, 10; Libertarian, 1; no affiliation, 23; no party, 4; non-partisan, 14; Reform, 1; and Republican, 210; total, 638.

Summit Hill-White Bear Democratic, 174; Independent, 5; Libertarian, 1; no affiliation, 9; no party, 2; non-partisan, 9; and Republican, 104; total, 304.

Towamensing Township-North Bull Moose, 1; Democratic, 325; Green, 1; Independent, 28; Libertarian, 8; no affiliation, 76; no party, 9; none, 3; non-partisan, 32; other, 1; and Republican, 411; total, 895.

Towamensing Township-South 1 Constitution, 1; Constitutional, 1; Consumers, 1; Democratic, 374; Green, 1; Independent, 19; Libertarian, 5; no affiliation, 69; no party, 7; non-partisan, 45; other, 3; and Republican, 432; total, 958.

Towamensing Township-South 2 Democratic, 375; Green, 1; Independent, 26; Libertarian, 6; no affiliation, 47; no party, 5; non-partisan, 43; other, 1; and Republican, 342; total, 846.

Weatherly-East Blank, 1; Democratic, 371; Independent, 29; Libertarian, 4; no affiliation, 40; no party, 2; non-partisan, 19; not sure, 1; Reform, 1; and Republican, 437; total, 905.

Weatherly-West Conservative, 1; Democratic, 186; Independent, 12; Libertarian, 1; no affiliation, 33; non-partisan, 11; and Republican, 203; total, 447.

Weissport Blank, 1; Democratic, 116; Independent, 2; Libertarian, 2; no affiliation, 18; no party, 1; non-partisan, 4; and Republican, 65; total, 209.