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More Havasu residents registering to vote

August 24, 2018

Voter registration is up in Lake Havasu City, despite a decline in registered voters throughout the county, according to the Mohave County Recorder’s Office.

As of Aug. 1, there were 41,759 registered voters in Lake Havasu City’s north and south precincts, an increase of about 494 voters since March. Countywide, however, there were more than 1,400 fewer registered voters since March. In both Havasu and throughout Mohave County, both Democrat and Republican parties showed an increase in registered voters.

Of the county’s 118,839 registered voters, 54,594 were registered Republicans. More than 20,191 county residents were registered as Democrats. Despite a decline in registration since this March, there are still almost 10,000 more total voters registered in Mohave County than in 2016.

“Lake Havasu City votes,” said Mohave County Recorder Kristi Blair this week. “We won’t know until after the election what kind of comparison there will be (to the county), but historically Havasu has had a large turnout in comparison to other communities.”

Lake Havasu City’s precincts have the largest number of registered voters countywide, according to county records. As of Aug. 1, there were 20,353 registered voters in Bullhead City, Mohave Valley was home to 12,921 registered voters and Kingman was home to 29,579 registered voters.

According to County records, voter registration has increased steadily throughout the county since August 2016, when only 108,859 county residents were registered to vote.

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