BREAKING: Some Maricopa County, Arizona, Polling Places Having Issues - Here's How to Make Sure Your Vote Is Still Counted

Around 40 vote centers in Maricopa County, Arizona, or roughly 20 percent, are running into issues with their tabulation machines.


While this issue is creating long lines, county officials said that they are addressing the issue and offering solutions to the public in the meantime.

“We have been able to remedy this at some centers,” Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates said at a press conference on Tuesday.

If a tabulation machine is not working, voters are being asked to place their ballot in drawer three of a ballot box, which means the ballot will be sent by a “bipartisan” group to the downtown Phoenix tabulation center to be counted late tonight or early tomorrow morning.

“This is a fail-safe that functions the same way as early voting,” Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer said.

“They will be fed directly into the tabulators tonight,” Richer added.

Gates assured that everybody is still getting the chance to vote.


“Everyone is still getting to vote. No one is being disenfranchised,” Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates said.

If voters in Maricopa County are looking to vote, or they are at a vote center with a long line due to issues, they can go to

Update: Further guidance is being provided for those encountering issues.


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