For Immediate Release
January 27, 2009
For more information, contact Jim Drake at (602) 542-0681
Secretary of State Bennett Releases Latest Voter Registration Figures
Three Million Registered Voter Mark Surpassed
PHOENIX -- Secretary of State Ken Bennett today released new statewide voter registration figures compiled as of January 1, 2009. For the first-time in Arizona 's history the number of registered voters surpassed the three million mark with a total of 3,070,654 registered voters, an increase of 83,203 since the 2008 General Election.
There are now 1,140,609 registered Republicans statewide, an increase of 22,022 since the General Election. Democrats now total 1,047,126, an increase of 24,874. Both the Libertarian and Green parties also saw an increase in registered voters with Libertarians gaining 473 voters for a total of 18,626 while the Green party added 189 registered voters for a total of 4,198.
Arizonans registered as Independents or as members of unrecognized parties are grouped together in the “Other” category on the voter registration figures. The voters in that group now total 860,095 an increase of 35,645 since the 2008 General Election.
Secretary of State Bennett stated, “This increase in voter registration reflects the efforts taken by the county recorders, the political parties, and the Secretary of State's office to educate and register citizens to vote. I am pleased to see these efforts pay off as over 3 million Arizonans are now registered.”
A copy of the voter registration figures by county is included with the press release. Copies are also available at the Secretary of State's office on the 7 th Floor of the State Capitol, or by calling the Election Services Division at 602-542-8683 or 1-877-THE VOTE (1-877-843-8683), or by visiting the Secretary of State's Web site at www.azsos.gov.