ArizonaDemocracies die from indifference and neglect.

After Tuesday’s election, democracy in Arizona is on life support and in critical condition.

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The most important number from the 2014 election:

“36.42%”

Arizona has always had low voter turnout. But Tuesday’s gubernatorial election was an historically low voter turnout, even for Arizona.

The Voting Age Population Census (VAPC) for Arizona (2013) is 5,009,180 or 75.6% of the population. The Secretary of State reports registered voters for Tuesday’s election totalled only 3,235,963.

2014 Election
Registered Voters: 3,235,963
Ballots Cast: 1,172,686
Voter Turnout: 36.24%.

2010 Election
Registered Voters: 3,146,418
Ballots Cast: 1,750,840
Voter Turnout: 55.65%.

2006 Election
Registered Voters: 2,568,401
Ballots Cast: 1,553,032
Voter Turnout: 60.47%.

2002 Election
Registered Voters: 2,229,180
Ballots Cast: 1,255,615
Voter Turnout: 56.30%.

2002 Election
Registered Voters: 2,229,180
Ballots Cast: 1,255,615
Voter Turnout: 56.30%.

1998 Election
Registered Voters: 2,264,301
Ballots Cast: 1,037,550
Voter Turnout: 45.82%.

1994 Election
Registered Voters: 2,075,332
Ballots Cast: 1,153,724
Voter Turnout: 55.59%.

1990 Election
Registered Voters: 1,859,956
Ballots Cast: 1,094,735
Voter Turnout: 58.86%.

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