Nearly 2.5 million Maricopa County residents are registered to vote in this year’s primary election, with independents making up the largest bloc.
Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer said Monday the total of 2,474,077 registered voters is down about 120,000 since the November 2020 general election. Richer attributed the decline to list maintenance.
While party-affiliated registrations dropped across the board since November 2020, voters identifying as independent or other have increased.
The Maricopa County breakdown for the Aug. 2 primary is 34.5% (854,636) independent/other, 34.3% (848,534) Republican, 30.3% (750,414) Democrat and .8% (20,493) Libertarian.
In November 2020, when the registered total was 2,595,272, the breakdown was 35.3% (915,227) Republican, 32.4% (840,677) independent/other, 31.4% (814,343) Democrat and 1% (25,025) Libertarian. (Note: Percentages don’t add up to 100 because of rounding.)