PHOENIX– The number of active registered voters in Arizona increased by nearly 50,000 voters between April and July 2019.
The Secretary of State’s Office releases an official voter registration report quarterly.
There are now about 3.82 million active registered voters in Arizona, up from 3.77 million reported in April 2019.
“An increase in the number of qualified, registered voters is good news for our state. It is an indication that more people are getting involved and are interested in participating in their government,” Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said.
She added that providing regular updates about registration information is part of ensuring that voter registration lists are accurate, secure and up to date.
Additionally, the report indicates that the number of registered voters in inactive status continues to decline. An inactive voter is still eligible to participate in elections, but is labeled inactive if, for example, election mail sent to the registration address was returned undeliverable and the voter does not submit a new registration form or otherwise update his or her address. As of July 1, 2019, nearly 400,000 registered voters are inactive in Arizona. There were about 509,000 inactive voters reported in April 2019. This change is likely a result of improved address update processes recently implemented by the Motor Vehicle Division with guidance from the Secretary of State’s Office.
A complete report that includes county, congressional district and legislative district information is available at https://azsos.gov/elections/voter-registration-historical-election-data or by calling 1-877-THE-VOTE.