County crosses 110,000-voter threshold; GOP still dominant

KINGMAN - Mohave County remains a solidly Republican county, according to voter registration figures released by the Arizona Secretary of State's Office in November.

The numbers show an increase of more than 5,000 voters since the 2008 general election in Mohave County. A total of 110,346 residents are now registered to vote in the county.

"The numbers are steadily growing in Mohave County. People are still moving into the county," said Mohave County Voter Registration Supervisor Kim Stewart.

In Mohave County, the Democratic Party saw an increase since the 2008 general election of 455 for a total of 28,516 registered voters; the Green Party saw an increase of 20 for a total of 90 voters; the Libertarians gained 48 new voters for a total of 495 and the Republican Party saw an increase of 763 for a total of 44,558 voters.

The largest increase in registered voters in Mohave County filed as "other." Approximately 3,860 residents registered as "other" for a total of 36,687 voters. The "other" category includes Independent and non-partisan voters as well as other

political parties that do not meet the nearly 21,000 registered-voter state threshold in order to qualify for continued representation on ballots.

"We don't see much jumping by voters from one party to another," Stewart said. "However, we have seen more people choosing to register as Independents or non-partisan voters."

The next election will be held March 9 in Kingman, for mayor and four City Council seats. A mail-in ballot recall election will also be held for a seat on the Chloride Domestic Water Improvement District.

In order to vote in the March election, you must be registered to vote in Chloride or Kingman. Residents with Arizona driver's licenses can register to vote online at www.servicearizona.gov or visit the Mohave County Voter Registration Office at the Mohave County Administration Building, 700 W. Beale St.

The last day to register for the March 9 election is Feb. 8.