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Last chance to register to vote in primary

Last chance to register to vote in primary

I’m going to make this quick and dirty because I’m certain most of the Arizona Capitol Times’ readers are registered voters, but if you’re not, you will have to do so before midnight on July 26 in order to vote in the Aug. 24 primary election.

And if you are tired of lines at your neighborhood Motor Vehicle Department office (or if it’s closed due to budget cuts), you’ll have one last chance to register from 4:30 p.m. until midnight in front of the Executive Tower (July 26 is Monday, by the way).

Although, if you want to avoid a nighttime trip to one of the seedier parts of Phoenix, you can always register at servicearizona.com, which has become the favorite place to register for many Arizona voters.

About three-fourths of the voter registrations in Arizona are going through the online portal, said Matt Benson, communications director for the Secretary of State’s Office.

In the week prior to the registration deadline for the 2008 general election, servicearizona.com was responsible for nearly 100,000 voter registrations. The biggest single-day tally was 38,872 on Oct. 6, 2008.

Earlier this year, the site collected another 8,320 registrations just before the deadline to register for the sales tax special election.

The best part about it, nobody had to wait in line.

Thanks to Benson, here’s a list of the biggest voter registration days so far (notice that most of the dates fall just before a deadline):

10/6/2008

38,872

10/4/2004

21,442

9/25/2006

17,763

1/7/2008

16,573

10/2/2006

11,275

10/3/2006

10,978

2/5/2008

10,971

11/4/2008

9,211

12/28/2005

8,882

10/5/2008

8,882

11/3/2008

8,408

4/19/2010

8,320

10/1/2008

7,965

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