Posted on October 29, 2011
In anticipation of the November 8th General Election, Korean American Voters’ Council (KAVC) compiled the total number of Korean voters in District 37 from US Census. The total number of Korean voters is 4,784.
The municipalities that are in District 37 are: Alpine, Bogota, Cresskill, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fort Lee, Hackensack, Leonia, Northvale, Palisades Park, Rockleigh, Teaneck, and Tenafly.
The two areas with the most Koreans, Fort Lee and Palisades Park had 1,516 voters, 1,496 voters respectively.
State District 37 is the most Korean populated district in New Jersey. The district was redrawn thanks to the efforts of Korean American community that fought for redistricting with 2010 Census data. There has to be at least 10,000 Korean voters, but there are only half, if not a little less. In the future, more local politicians will look at the Korean community with interest. With this in mind, the Korean American community must increase the number of voters and increase the voter turnout. Otherwise, all the hard work done will be in vain.