The most recent party enrollment numbers show that despite Massachusetts' reputation as a Democratic state, the majority of voters have opted against either major party.

According to numbers released by the state secretary's office, more than 53 percent of voters in Massachusetts have registered as independent.

A little more than 35 percent of voters are registered as Democrats while fewer than 11 percent are registered Republicans.

There are more than 4.2 million registered voters in the state.

Suffolk County, which includes Boston, is one of the most heavily Democratic counties, with more than 53 percent of voters who are registered Democrats.

Barnstable County has the highest concentration of Republicans, who make up nearly 16 percent of registered voters.

The primary election is scheduled for Sept. 9. The general election is Nov. 4.