PHOENIX – The latest voter registration figures have been released and according to Secretary of State Michele Reagan, the number of registered voters has declined to 3,254,397, a decrease of 45,509 since the last report in October of 2015.
Of the state's 3.25 million voters, 34% are Republicans, 28% are Democrats and 37% have either registered with independent parties or not designated a party preference.
Libertarians and members of the Green party make up a little less than one percent of the state’s total registration while the Americans Elect Party recently failed to qualify for continuing representation on the state ballot.
“Our counties do a great job to ensure the integrity of our voter registration lists is current and up-to-date,” said Secretary Reagan. “This decrease in enrollment is a common result after our largest counties hold local elections and prune their lists. We expect the number of voters to grow during this year’s slate of important elections, especially the Presidential Preference Election.
“It’s important to remember, Arizona’s “open primary” provisions do not apply to the presidential preference election. In order to cast a ballot in the March 22nd election, “independents” must be registered with a participating political party by February 22, 2016. Our Voting Rights Ambassadors continue to travel the state connecting with schools, clubs and civic groups to educate voters on the process and encourage citizens to get out and vote!”