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Only 27 Percent Of Arizona Voters Turned Out For Primary Election
The latest figures show only about one in four Arizona voters cast a ballot in the primary election.
Secretary of State Ken Bennett, said during the formal canvass of the primary, the state had a turnout of just over 27 percent. That’s about 3 percentage points lower than four years ago, the last time there was no presidential race.
But Bennett said there was a statewide race and a bid by Republicans to oust Gov. Jan Brewer in 2010.
“I think four years ago you had McCain and Hayworth duking it out in a U.S. Senate primary. And you had an incumbent and two challengers, Martin and Mills, in the governor's race. So you didn't have six in the Republican primary but you had three," Bennett said.
Bennett said so far he doesn’t have information to show how many of the 877,000 votes cast came from Independents voting in the Republican, Democratic, Libertarian or American Elect party primaries.