New Park County “Crossover” Voting Statistics for 2022
Written by Caleb Nelson on December 13, 2022
The Park County Elections Office has released new information about “crossover voting.”
CJ Baker, from the Elections Office, writes, “We tallied the number of voters who switched from the start of the year, from the start of the filing period and on Primary Election Day itself. We also tallied how many people switched back between the Primary Election and the General Election on Nov. 8.”
The party change data only includes people who voted in the Primary Election, excluding 21 people who changed their affiliation in 2022 but didn’t vote. If a voter switched affiliations multiple times in 2022 before the primary, only their final switch counted.
In terms of the 11,951 Republican votes cast in the 2022 Primary Election, 1,139 (or 9.5% of the vote) came from voters who changed their affiliation to Republican in 2022.
The Elections Office also offered data from 2018 as a point of comparison while noting that “because of the difficulty of analyzing older data, please keep in mind that those change numbers are significantly rougher.”
According to their report, in terms of the “7,721 Republican votes cast” in the 2018 Primary Election, about 370 (or 4.8% of the vote) came from voters who changed their affiliation to Republican in 2018.