Independent voting ranks grow in Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ (Tucson News Now) - More than 1 million Arizona voters don't align themselves with any political party on their voter registration, and that number is going up.

New figures released Tuesday from the Arizona Secretary of State show the total number of registered voters has risen by 2,302 to3,227,819.  The state's major political parties saw a decrease in registration while the number of independent voters increased by about 10,000 to 1,085,237.

The Secretary's figures show of the state's 3.2 million voters:

  • 1,139,154 are Republicans (-2,546)
  • 972,626 are Democrats (-6,545)
  • Libertarians make up less than one percent of the state's total registration with 25,281.
  • 5,241 voters are currently registered as members of the Green Party.

Additionally, the Americans Elect Party has enrolled 280 voters since joining the state's other recognized political parties in 2011.

The latest voter registration figures compiled by county, congressional district and legislative district are available on the Secretary of State's website,

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