(excerpt from) Arizona Republic
Arizona voter registration grows to nearly 3.1 million
by Mary Jo Pitzl / Apr. 21, 2009
…[In the state of Arizona] From last November’s election through April 1, voter registration rose by more than 100,000 people, or 3.4 percent, according to figures from the Arizona Secretary of State….
Republicans continue to dominate the voter rolls, with 1,137,262 voters, but the party posted the smallest percentage gain, up 1.7 percent.
Democrats were next, with 1,046,140 voters, up 2.3 percent.
The largest percentage gain was among Libertarians, who posted an 11.6 percent gain in registration, for a total of 20,256 voters.
The Green Party, which gained ballot status last year, boosted its numbers 5 percent, to 4,210 voters.
Voters who are unaffiliated with any party continue to be the third-largest voting group in Arizona, with 880,128 voters, a 6.8 percent gain from November…
At Ballot Access News, there is more information about the implications of these figures on the Libertarian Party and the Green Party, and their requirements for ballot access in Arizona for 2010. That story is: here.
And, in a related story here at Independent Political Report, the Constitution Party is trying to get in the act by petitioning now for qualified party status in Arizona for 2010. Story is here.