More than 45,000 Arizonans registered to vote Oct. 10 through the Arizona Department of Transportation's ServiceArizona.com, setting a single-day registration record.
Another 18,576 registered to vote on Oct. 9, with with usage spiking during the evening’s presidential debate.
Demand was so great on Oct. 10 that ADOT worked with with service provider IBM to increase capacity.
“We take our role in the voter registration process seriously and are dedicated to ensuring all voters can exercise their right to register at their convenience,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said.
ServiceArizona.com’s previous one-day record for voter registrations was 36,532 registrants on Oct. 6, 2008, the deadline to register to vote that year.
Arizonans can register to vote for the first time or update their information via smartphone, computer or tablet by entering the website.
“Our long-standing partnership with ADOT’s Motor Vehicle Division benefits Arizona by allowing more people to become voters and enabling current voters to update their information in the most convenient ways possible,” Secretary of State Michele Reagan said. “It’s great to see the number of registered voters grow, and I’m optimistic this will translate into higher turnout on Election Day.”