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Reported tabulation issues in Maricopa County; election officials assure that the votes will be counted

Reported tabulation issues in Maricopa County; election officials assure that the votes will be counted

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Election Day is in full swing in Arizona and across the country. As thousands went to the polls, it didn’t take long for reports of voting issues to circulate on social media.

The Maricopa County Elections Department initially reported that about 10% of polling places, roughly 20 locations, had problems with the tabulators. At an emergency news conference Tuesday morning, those numbers were later updated to roughly 20%, or about 40 polling center locations. However, affected voters can place their ballots in a secure ballot box to be counted later.

In a tweet, Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer confirmed that multiple locations were experiencing problems, but that more than 23,000 people had already successfully voted as of 7:30 a.m.

β€œThe key for everyone to understand is that everyone can still vote. No one is disenfranchised,” said County Superintendent Bill Gates

According to Reuters, on Tuesday, officials with the federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency told reporters that there was “no concrete or credible threat to disrupt the election infrastructure.” At this time, there is nothing explicitly linking any threats or issues to the Arizona election process.

On Monday afternoon, the Justice Department announced that federal election observers had been sent to Maricopa, Navajo, Pima, Pinal and Yavapai counties to ensure “compliance.”

Arizona Family has multiple teams that track voting issues across the state. Check back for updates.





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