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Maricopa County independent voters have highest active voting percentage

Independents continue to have the highest active voting percentage in Maricopa County at 842,140 voters, making up 34.6% of the population.

Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer says that is a higher percentage compared to most other metropolitan areas. He added that is only about 1,280 more than Republicans at 840,860 , leaving them only a tenth of a percent behind. 

Democrats are further behind still, having 731,427. 

Greg Hahne started as a news intern at KJZZ in 2020 and returned as a field correspondent in 2021. He learned his love for radio by joining Arizona State University's Blaze Radio, where he worked on the production team.