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Primary election turnout highest in 20 years

Early ballots and strong interest in congressional races helped make turnout for the August primary the highest in 20 years, Secretary of State Ken Bennett said Sept. 7. Releasing the official primary canvass, Bennett said the statewide turnout of 30.09 percent exceeded his expectations.

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Independents make up largest share of new voters (access required)

Voter registration in Arizona has spiked, adding more than 300,000 people to the rolls in the last two years. The increase indicates that Arizona's political landscape is drawing the public's interest, but many are also registering as independents, which could mean that disaffection with the established parties lingers.

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