Another Arizona Primary, Another Glitch

Independent voters in Arizona may vote in the primary if they choose which ballot they want: Republican, Democrat, Green, or a city/town-only. However, due to a computer error early independent voters who submitted their ballot choice before July 13 must resubmit their ballot choice before August 17, if they want to receive an early ballot.

The ‘glitch’ was discovered during a security update and initially impacted 2,000 independent early voters. More than 1,100 of the 2,000 had been contacted as of Friday. Voters can confirm whether their ballot choice was recorded by visiting maricopa.vote or calling 601-506-1511.

Maricopa County recorder, Adrian Fontes, who defeated the former recorder Helen Purcell after the 2016 primary debacle, said in an interview on July 26 that security would be his focus. This focus has already started to pay off. The primary is on August 28.

Voters can see whether their ballot was received and counted by visitiing http://www.ballotstatus.maricopa.vote.

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