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With just more than 10,000 ballots left to be counted statewide, Arizona’s races for attorney general and state superintendent will likely trigger recounts next month.

The races for attorney general and superintendent of public instruction are coming down to the wire and could be heading for an automatic recount for the first time in state history after legislation signed into law in May lowered the margin triggering the recount process. Read more»

In 2020, Cochise County’s hand-count audit tallied 1,686 ballots out of 60,963. That took two days.

A judge ruled that Cochise County cannot conduct a hand count of all ballots cast in the midterm election - saying that it is not legal in Arizona - blocking the latest effort by GOP leaders to hand-count ballots, a method experts say is slower and less accurate than machine counts. Read more»

Maricopa County officials have stepped up monitoring of ballot drop boxes after four more reports over the weekend of voters who felt intimidated by people watching and videotaping the sites.

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said he plans to step up security at voting locations in the run-up to Election Day, following more reports of individuals – in some cases armed – filming and tailing voters at Arizona ballot drop boxes. Read more»