Green Party in Arizona loses recognition as political party


PHOENIX (AP) — The Green Party is losing its status as a recognized political party in Arizona.

Voter registration figures released Monday show the Green Party with 6,406 members in Arizona.

That’s about 17 of every 10,000 registered voters. State law requires the party to have 67 of every 10,000 registered voters to be recognized by the state.

The Democratic, Republican and Libertarian parties all met that threshold for the 2020 election. All those parties grew between April and October.

Arizona’s electorate is almost evenly split between Republicans, Democrats and independents, though the GOP remains Arizona’s largest political Party with 1.35 million members.

Republicans outnumber Democrats by about 140,000 registered voters.

According to the Secretary of State Office, there are now 3.87 million active voters in Arizona, up from 3.82 million during the last quarterly report in July.

However, the number of inactive registered voters has increased by more than 16,000 since that July report. An inactive voter is still eligible to participate in elections, but is labeled inactive for up to four years if two election mailings sent to the registration address are returned undeliverable, and the voter does not submit a new registration form or otherwise update his or her address.

The complete quarterly voter registration report that includes county, congressional district and legislative district information is available online or by calling 1-877-THE-VOTE.

Editor's Note: Adds information from a press release sent by the Arizona Secretary of State Office.