Voter Registration Climbs to 3.2 Million in Arizona
PHOENIX – Just as Arizona’s number of congressional districts will increase, so has the state’s number registered voters. According to Secretary of State Ken Bennett, the latest voter registration figures show an increase of 63,307 since last year’s general election.
“People are taking advantage of our EZ voter programs where they can register online instead of standing in line,” said Secretary Bennett. “Combined with the state’s early voting system where people can request a mail in ballot, the entire process is more efficient and convenient than ever before.”
Since last year’s general election, the number of voters who have registered with independent parties or have not designated a party preference has risen by 48,023 to 1,030,500, while Republicans and Democrats have added 10,243 and 4,187 respectively.
Libertarians make up a little less than one percent of the state’s total registration with 24,941, while 5,105 voters are currently registered as members of the Green Party. This puts total voter registration for the state at 3,209,725.
“Important choices lie ahead,” continued Bennett. “Whether citizens are registering for the first time or have just re-registered, they have taken the first step toward exercising one of our most fundamental rights. The right to vote.”
The latest voter registration figures compiled by county, congressional district and legislative district are available on the Secretary of State’s website, www.azsos.gov or by calling 1-877-THE-VOTE (1-877-843-8683).