It’s been a good year for citizen participation in politics. So much so that the recent turnout for the Arizona primary broke records.
More Arizona voters cast ballots on August 28 than in any previous primary. According to state election officials, upwards of 1.2 million people voted in this year’s primary, breaking the previous record of nearly one million set in 2010.
This increase was due in large part to a considerable rise in Democratic voters turning out to the polls. Approximately 525,000 Democrats participated in the primary, which was about 150,000 more than the 2016 primary numbers. There was an increase in Republican representation, too. Around 671,000 Republicans headed out to the polls, up from 606,000 in 2016.
Looking ahead to the election, there will be a several close races where every vote counts. For more information, please visit the official website of the state elections HERE.