249,703 Republican primary ballots have already been cast in Maricopa County as of 3/17/16.
3/10/16, "POLL: Donald Trump on Track to win Arizona," MBQF Consulting, Phoenix, Az. (3/8/16 Arizona statewide poll)
3/18/16, "Seems like Arizona Republicans can’t wait to vote for Trump," NY Post, Carl Campanile and Nolan Hicks
"Almost a quarter million Republican ballots have already been cast in
Arizona’s largest county, potentially giving Trump a big leg up in the
primary, experts say....
Statistics from Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix, show voters
in Arizona’s largest county returned
249,703 ballots in the 2016 GOP
presidential primary as of Thursday,
more than the
248,128 cast for the
entire 2012 contest.
Arizona is a big prize because the winner collects all 58 of its delegates.
“This has really been a different election season,” said Helen Purcell, the Maricopa County Recorder."...
Added: Following chart reflects statewide findings of 3/8/16 poll of likely Arizona Republican primary voters: