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Arizona groups aim to register 200,000 voters by midterm elections

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PHOENIX — A coalition of groups in Arizona is attempting to register 200,000 people — mainly people of color, women and youths — ahead of the midterm elections in November.

The One Arizona Coalition is made up of more than a dozen local groups and is heading this voter registration campaign.

Edder Diaz Martinez with Progress Now Arizona, which is one of the groups in the coalition, said they will be going door-to-door in order to register people to vote.

“We are trying to register 200,000 voters by the midterm election,” he told KTAR News 92.3 FM.

The groups will also be going to high schools, stores and community events.

Martinez said the focus on registering Latinos, people of color, women and youth is due to the fact that those groups typically have low turnout rates for midterm elections.

“We want to focus on those groups specifically because we feel that there needs to be a larger participation from those groups,” he said.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Griselda Zetino contributed to this report. 

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