It is Election Day, and the Secretary of State’s Office is reminding voters that polling places and vote centers across the state are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“We’ve been working with election officials for months to make sure today’s election is safe and secure,” Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said. “It’s also important for voters to know that if they still have a ballot-by-mail, they should drop it off at a voting location today. It’s too late to mail it back.”
Tuesday's election features few big-ticket races and most Arizona voters who plan to cast a ballot have already done so.
In Tucson, Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez advised people to look up their poll location on the recorder’s website.
The Secretary of State’s Office will start publishing results around 8 p.m. at Arizona.Vote. At the same time, downloadable results will be available in an XML file from an FTP or HTTPS site at press.azsos.gov. The report will be updated periodically, as new data is available until all eligible votes are accounted for.
For more information, visit Arizona.Vote.
In Maricopa County, more than 713,000 voters have already cast an August Primary ballot early in-person or by mail, according to a release.
Today, Aug. 4, Maricopa County has 99 voting locations open across the county with safety measures in place. Voters do not have an assigned location. They may choose from any Vote Center open from 6 a.m.–7 p.m. Voters can find a Vote Center that’s convenient for them at Locations.Maricopa.Vote.
The county shifted many sites from smaller libraries, community centers and churches to larger venues like convention centers, malls and retail facilities.
Voters with an early ballot and signed green affidavit envelope can skip the line and drop it off at a Vote Center or secure ballot drop box before 7 p.m. Aug. 4. It’s too late to mail back an early ballot.
In-person voters can expect to see locations large enough to allow for physical distancing. The Elections Department has implemented enhanced safety protocols, including requiring poll workers to wear masks, face shields and gloves, and frequently cleaning high-touch surfaces and sanitizing pens after each use. Masks and gloves are available for all voters should they not bring their own. Find a complete list of locations and hours of operation at Locations.Maricopa.Vote.
The Elections Department will post unofficial results at 8 p.m. at Results.Maricopa.Vote and update the website throughout the night as results from county Vote Centers are delivered to our tabulation center. More unofficial results will release after 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5 and each day thereafter until all valid ballots are counted.
Visit BeBallotReady.Vote for more election information.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.