‘List maintenance’ reduces number of registered voters in Graham, Greenlee

- Contributed Graphic/Arizona Secretary of State's Office

PHOENIX — One day before the Aug. 2 Primary, the Arizona Secretary of State’s office released its quarterly voter registration report, which showed a 6 percent drop in the number of registered voters in Graham County.

There are 19,253 registered voters in Graham County as of Monday, compared to 20,451 in May.

Meanwhile, Greenlee County saw a drop of 5 percent between May’s 4,869 registered voters and 4,632 as of Monday.

Sofia Solis, with the Secretary of State’s Office, said in an e-mail to Gila Valley Central the decreases in 10 of Arizona’s 15 counties were “due to list maintenance,” resulting in a statewide drop of 3 percent, down to 4.2 million registered voters as of Monday.

Apache, Coconino, Mohave, Pinal and Yuma counties were the only to show an increase in the number of registered voters.

In Graham County, independent voters fell by 7 percent to 4,881, Democrats dropped 6 percent to 4,619, and Republicans fell by 5 percent to 9,647.

In Greenlee County, Democrats fell 6 percent to 1,468, independent voters dropped 5 percent to 1,425, and Republicans dropped 4 percent to 1,695.