By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | PinalCentral
The number of active registered voters in Pinal County increased by more than 4,000 in three months, according to new state data.
The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office figures for the month of October show voter registrations in Pinal County increased from 210,211 voters in July to 214,532 in October.
Republicans saw the greatest increase, with 1,989 new voters signing up. Voters registering as “other,” or not picking a particular party to align with, were second in line with an increase of 1,229 new voters. Democrats saw the smallest increase with 1,088 new voters signing up.
Pinal County Recorder Virginia Ross attributed most of the growth to new residents moving into the county. Ross said the county has had an increase of nearly 12,000 new registered voters since last year. Nearly half of those new voters registered as Republicans, she said. The remaining 6,000 new voters were split nearly equally between those registering as Democrat and those registering with no party.