The total number of registered voters in Coconino County for the upcoming November 6, 2018, General Election has reached a record high of 83,239 registrants, according to information released by the County Recorder’s Office last night. This surpasses the County’s previous record of 81,461 registered voters set at the Nov. 6, 2016 General Election.
The political party breakdown of registered voters in the county is: Democrats 33,996 (40.84%); Republicans 21,123 (25.38%); No Party Affiliation 27,047 (32.49%); Libertarians 794 (0.95%); and Green Party 279 (0.34%).
The 82,239 total registered voters in the county include 1,933 Federal Only registrants. Federal Only registrants are a result of Arizona’s bifurcated voter registration system. The Federal Only registrants did not supply Arizona’s required proof of citizenship when they registered to vote. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that these registrants must be allowed to vote in Federal elections if they swear or affirm that they are U.S. citizens. The ballots for the Federal Only voters will only contain the offices U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative. (Note from your editor: Groups are working to help these registrants present proof of citizenship before the election so they can vote a full ballot.)
“The increase in voter registration might mean we will set a new record for voter turnout for a midterm election”, said Patty Hansen, Coconino County Recorder. “We have already issued over 51,500 early ballots so there is a great deal of interest in this election.”
For information about your voter registration status or early voting call the Elections Office at 928-679-7860 or 800-793-6181.