If you got out and voted in the elections on Tuesday in South Jersey, you joined a much larger than usual group of people doing their civic duty. Poll numbers in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties climbed significantly compared to the last mid-term elections in 2014.

Most attribute the rise in voter turnout to a mid term referendum for or against Donald Trump's presidency. There seems no question that lead to increased numbers at the polls locally, with Cape May and Cumberland counties showing a double digit increase, according to voting numbers published in the Press of Atlantic City.

Here's a comparison of the South Jersey 2018 voter turnout compared with the 2014 numbers.

Atlantic County:           2014 - 38%          2018 -  45%    8% increase

Cape May County:       2014 - 46%          2018 -  58%   12% increase

Cumberland County:    2014 - 33%          2018  - 45%   12% increase

Source: Press of Atlantic City