Current numbers indicate increase of 119K
Matt Roberts, Director of Communications
Phone: (602) 542-2228
With just 27 days until the 2016 General Election, Arizona’s Secretary of State Michele Reagan has announced the unofficial voter registration totals before the detailed Voter Registration Report is issued later this month.
Since the last report on August 22, statewide voter registration has increased by 119,270 with all recognized parties enjoying an increase in membership. The Democratic Party increased 35,564, Republicans rose 30,671, Libertarians 1,744 and the Green Party added 431. The state’s so-called “independents” or those who have not designated a recognized party also grew by 50,860.
“It’s great to see so many people register to vote for such an important election,” said Secretary Reagan. “While the official number will be announced in a few weeks, it’s wonderful to see this level of interest. Our website www.Arizona.Vote experienced more than 23,000 visitors since late September. Yesterday alone, we had more than 9,000 visits to the site. With so many people talking about year’s election it seems people are really energized to participate.
“Our focus now shifts from registration to participation. Early ballots go out tomorrow, October 12 and voters can begin casting their ballot at early voting sites within their county around the state. For those who are not a part of the Permanent Early Voter List, each County has begun accepting requests for an early ballot to be sent to a voter’s home. We encourage voters to return their early ballot as soon as they can via the U.S. Postal Service. We recommend no later than a week before the election to be sure it will be received by Tuesday, November 8. Ballots received after Election Day will not be counted. Voters can find information about the election, candidates and ballot measures on www.Arizona.Vote.
The final registration report with detailed registration information from each county will be issued shortly before the election.