Arizona Secretary of State - Ken Bennett

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For Immediate Release

December 22, 2009
For More Information Contact:
Amy Bjelland, State Elections Director
(602) 542-8683

Secretary of State Ken Bennett Determines Political Party Recognition for the 2010 Election Cycle

PHOENIX – Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett has released voter registration figures for the State of Arizona as of November 1, 2009. The November 1 statistics were compiled pursuant to A.R.S. § 16-804 and were used to determine which political parties remain officially recognized in the State of Arizona for the 2010 election cycle.

In order to maintain representation, on November 1 of the year preceding a general election, each political party must have registered voters in the party equal to at least two-thirds of one percent of the total registered voters in the state. Based on these numbers, the Democratic, Libertarian and Republican parties are eligible for continued representation for the 2010 elections.

A copy of the voter registration statistics, including the threshold for continued party representation, is included with this press release. Copies are also available on the Secretary of State’s Web site at or by calling the office at 602-542-8683 or toll-free at 1-877-843-8683.

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