35.22% of Pima County’s registered voters (out of a grand total of 477,959 voters) turned out for the Arizona primary on August 24, which was “closed” only for the Libertarian Party.
Official Results from Sec. of State website– for Pima County voting:
Total voted: 168,342
The question is which primary ballot did the Others/Independents/No Party Affiliation voters choose?
But look again at the registered voters in Pima County:
In Maricopa County there was a lower Democratic voter turn out in the primary compared to the Republicans (30% to 52%). This might have been due to the contested U.S. Senate race between Senator John McCain and his two challengers. Same thing in Pima County, Democratic turn out was 40%, Republican turn out was much higher at 61%.
Interesting stats: highest voter turnout in Yavapai County (41.35%), lowest in Mojave County (23.72%). And Maricopa County has more registered “Others” than Democrats, 571,968 to 541,244.
Take a look at the Secretary of State’s website to see the 15 individual County breakdowns on the number of votes cast, and for whom. Also for Pima County Elections returns (including breakdown of early ballots vs. election day polling, click here.)
The General Election should be fascinating, depending on how the Independents/Others vote, and whether the 2 major parties can get their voters to cast early ballots or go to the polls on November 2nd.