Arizona Secretary of State - Ken Bennett


 
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PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
April 17, 2009
For more information, contact Jim Drake at (602) 542-0681

Secretary of State Bennett Releases Latest Voter Registration Figures
Voter Registration Remains Strong

PHOENIX –Secretary of State Ken Bennett today released the latest statewide voter registration figures compiled as of April 1, 2009. While Arizona’s counties are currently analyzing their registration lists to remove inactive voters that have not voted in the last two federal elections, registration figures remain strong. Since January’s milestone of over 3 million registered voters, there has been an increase of 17,342 registered voters to give Arizona a grand total of 3,087,996.

While some political parties have benefited from this growth, others have experienced a decline. There are now 1,137,262 registered Republicans statewide, a decrease of 3,347 since January. Registered Democrats now total 1,046,140, a decrease of 986. Both the Libertarian and Green parties saw an increase in registered voters with Libertarians gaining 1,630 voters for a total of 20,256 while the Green party added 12 registered voters for a total of 4,210.

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 880,128, an increase of 20,033 since January.

Secretary of State Bennett stated, “Regardless of party affiliation, I am proud to see Arizonans continuing to voice their opinion by taking the first step in registering to vote. Even in this non-election year, consistent voter outreach and educational efforts will remain a key component of my administration.”

Secretary Bennett added, “All of this would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the county recorders.”

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 7th 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.

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