South Jersey Voter Turnout Spikes – See Numbers By County
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