Record interest among AZ voters for upcoming election

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PHOENIX - Arizona Secretary of State Jan Brewer says she sees record interest for voting in the upcoming general election.

Brewer says her office collected nearly 42,000 registrations on Monday, the deadline for registering in time to vote in the Nov. 4 election.

That tally includes forms dropped off at Brewer's office and registrations submitted online. It does not include registrations submitted to individual counties.

Brewer says the nearly 39,000 online registrations compares with the previous single-day online registration record of more than 21,000 in October 2004.

Brewer says Arizonans appear to be "highly motivated and energized to participate."

New statewide voter registration figures will be available later this month.