Slight rise in voter registration

Grand Canyon State home to 3.2 million Arizona voters

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
August 12, 2015

Contact:

Matt Roberts, Director of Communications 
Phone: (602) 542-2228
mroberts@azsos.gov

The latest voter registration figures have been released and according to Secretary of State Michele Reagan, the number of registered voters has grown to 3,252,687 registered voters, an increase of 16,997 since the last report in April. 

Of the state's 3.2 million voters, 34% are Republicans, 28% are Democrats and 36% have either registered with independent parties or not designated a party preference.  

Libertarians and members of the Green party make up a little less than one percent of the state’s total registration while the Americans Elect Party has enrolled 473 voters since joining the state's other recognized political parties in 2011. 

“I’m pleased to see the number of registered voters increase a little bit,” said Secretary Reagan.  “As the state gears up for an exciting presidential election next year, I’m confident our registration totals will continue to grow. 

“It’s important to remember, Arizona’s “open primary” provisions do not apply to the presidential preference election.  In order to cast a ballot in the March 22nd election, “independents” must be registered with a political party by February 22, 2016.  Over the coming months, our new team of Voting Rights Ambassadors will be traveling the state connecting with schools, clubs and civic groups to educate voters on the process and encourage citizens to participate!”

The latest voter registration figures compiled by county, congressional district and legislative district are available here: http://bit.ly/1L65ymn or by calling 1-877-THE-VOTE.