Thursday, February 25, 2016

AZ SOS News Advisory -- PPE info and up-to-date voter registration information

News Advisory from Michele Reagan
Arizona Secretary of State
Secretary Reagan thought it would be helpful for your planning purposes to provide a brief primer in advance of the Presidential Preference Election on March 22nd, including the stats which we pulled yesterday after Monday night’s deadline to register.  Early ballots should start hitting mailboxes today.  She encourages voters to return voted ballots via the USPS as soon as possible to reduce the time it takes our counties to process ballots after the election.

As always, Secretary Reagan is available for comment.

Here are the interesting figures since the last registration report on January 12, 2016

Total statewide enrollment                              +41,020
Democratic enrollment                                      +30,623
Republican enrollment                                       +22,085
Not designated or “independent” -11,079

Also, it may interest you to know we will be performing our PPE Mock Election and posting raw data to our results site in mid-March shortly before the election.  I’ll provide an update and more info fairly soon.

Press agencies that wish to download data in its raw format for use in press feeds will be able to download an XML file from an FTP or HTTP site.

Test Results Data for Media

Here are some other helpful links:

Candidates: Republican - -- Democratic - -- Green -
Initial Unofficial Results:  8:00 p.m.

ID:  Every voter must show identification before being able to cast a ballot at a polling place.
One piece of ID that bears his/her name, address and photograph, or
Two forms of ID that bear his/her name and address (Ex: a utility bill and bank statement), or
One form of acceptable photo ID with another form of non-photo ID that includes his/her name and address.

As a reminder, so-called “independents” are ineligible to vote in the PPE.