Registered voters on the rise in Arizona

Apr. 22, 2011 05:44 PM
Associated Press

The number of registered voters in Arizona has climbed to 3.2 million since last year's general election.

Secretary of State Ken Bennett says voters are taking advantage of the online registration option.

Bennett says another reason could be that voters now have an option to request a mail-in ballot.

Figures released Friday show that 48,023 new voters have registered as either independents or with no party affiliation since last year's election.

The number of new Republican registered voters is 10,243. Democrats have added 4,187 voters.

Overall, Libertarian registered voters make up less than one percent of the state's total registration. ... -rise.html