The number of Ohioans affiliated with the Democratic Party grew substantially in the May primary.
Secretary of State Jon Husted, who is the GOP nominee for Lt. Governor, said the Democratic Party affiliated voters grew by 165,432 people. The Republican Party affiliated voters grew by 60,162, and Green Party affiliated voters grew by 3,153 said Husted.
In Ohio, voters do not register with a political party like other states. Husted said instead, voters become affiliated with a party by casting a ballot in a partisan primary election.
After the primary, the Democratic Party has 1,436,637 voters affiliated while the Republican Party has 2,043,219 affiliated voters. Husted said Green Party voter affiliations sit at 7,353.