Voter registration increases by 47k before state primary

Number of independents fall below Republican registrations for first time since January 2014

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
August 22, 2016

The latest voter registration figures have been released and according to Secretary of State Michele Reagan, the number of registered Republicans has surged past that of enrolled independents for the first time since January of 2014.

Of the state's 3,400,611 voters, 1,185,023 are Republicans, 1,019,050 are Democrats and 1,164,373 have not designated an officially recognized party preference.  Libertarians and members of the Green party make up a little less than one percent of the state’s total registration.

“These numbers seem to indicate voters are reengaging with the political parties for this election cycle,” said Secretary Reagan.  “While many independents chose to register with the parties for the closed Presidential Preference Election, they apparently decided to stay.  It’s great to see the total number of registered voters grow during this election cycle regardless of their political affiliation.  I’m optimistic it will also translate into higher turnout at the polls.  Voters understand the issues in this election are too important for them to ignore.”

The latest voter registration figures compiled by county, congressional district and legislative district are available on www.azsos.gov or by calling 1-877-THE-VOTE.

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