Record numbers register to vote via site - Tucson News Now

Record numbers register to vote via site

(Source: Arizona Department of Transportation/ (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation/
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

More than 45,294 Arizonans registered to vote online, before the Monday, Oct. 10 midnight deadline, according to a release from the Arizona Department of Transportation.  

An additional 18,576 registered on Sunday, Oct. 9 during the presidential debate via the site.  

“We take our role in the voter registration process seriously and are dedicated to ensuring all voters can exercise their right to register at their convenience,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said. 

According to ADOT the previous record for one-day voter registration numbers was 36,532 on Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, the deadline to vote in that year's general election. 

Using the site can be done via computer, tablet or even on a smartphone.  Arizonans can not only register to vote for the first time, they can also update their voter information, like home address, political party preference, early voting status and other information. 

Once the process is completed online, the voter's information is then sent to the Secretary of State's Office, where it is recorded and shared with county election offices. 

Nearly six million voter transactions have been completed by ADOT's Motor Vehicle Division since 2002. 

“Our long-standing partnership with ADOT’s Motor Vehicle Division benefits Arizona by allowing more people to become voters and enabling current voters to update their information in the most convenient ways possible,” Secretary of State Michele Reagan said. “It’s great to see the number of registered voters grow, and I’m optimistic this will translate into higher turnout on Election Day.”

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