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An election worker gathers ballots at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center on Nov. 10, 2022. Maricopa and Mohave counties voted to certify election results Nov. 28, the state deadline, while Cochise County voted to postpone its certification.

Officials in Maricopa and Mohave counties on Monday certified their results for the Nov. 8 election, but Cochise County officials refused to certify its results by the legal deadline, voting to delay until Friday. Read more»

The county uses a process, outlined in a guide given to lead poll workers, to check a voter out of the system if they want to leave a location after getting a ballot, but before voting.

After widespread printer problems in Maricopa County on Election Day, the ballots of 146 county voters - from voters who checked in at an initial vote center and received a ballot but left, potentially without casting that ballot - are in limbo, and potentially will not be counted. Read more»

Matt Baker yells at the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for issues with the midterm election during a Nov. 16, 2022, meeting.

Yelling, interruptions and scathing criticisms were hurled at the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Wednesday, during the board’s first meeting following a midterm election whose administration has been called into question locally and across the country. Read more»

Governor-elect Katie Hobbs hugs her daughter, Hannah Goodman before giving a victory speech Nov. 15 in Phoenix.

Arizona Governor-elect Democrat Katie Hobbs gave give a victory speech Tuesday after a contentious race that she was not favored to win - though her opponent Republican Kari Lake had not conceded the race and continued to criticize elections in Maricopa County. Read more»

The longest time between a midterm or presidential election and the county posting its results in the 21st Century was in the 2008 presidential election, when final results weren’t posted until 17 days after the election.

Republicans in Arizona and elsewhere have insisted the days-long tabulation of early ballots is a new phenomenon that is aimed at undercutting faith in the elections and harming GOP candidates - but final election results have never been available on Election Night in Arizona. Read more»

Maricopa County saw widespread problems tabulating ballots on Election Day, and while all voters were still able to cast ballots, answers are still emerging about what happened. Read more»

Although the county initially expected to have 95-99% of ballots counted by Friday, the large amount of early ballots dropped off at election locations on Tuesday has pushed that timeline back.

Republican commentators and candidates are espousing theories about elections in Maricopa County, unsupported by facts, that have spread like wildfire on social media - and the county is attempting to quell them. Read more»

Maricopa County has made its signature verification process more rigorous, after getting concerns after 2020’s election that it was done too quickly.

Two main differences explain why Florida posted the majority of election results by the end of Election Night and Arizona didn't: Florida didn’t have an avalanche of mail ballots on Election Day and Florida counties has in-house scanners that process the ballot envelopes. Read more»

Politifact truth-o-meter: False

An Election Day glitch in machines called tabulators disrupted voting at about 60 vote centers in Arizona’s most populous county, and while there were reports of frustrated and irritated voters, there are no accounts that anyone who wanted to vote couldn’t. Read more»

Roughly 17,000 Maricopa County voters on Tuesday were unable to watch machines tabulate their ballots on-site because of a widespread printing problem that caused the on-site machines to reject the ballots - but officials have reassured those voters that their ballots will be counted. Read more»

There are two machines at each of the 223 vote centers spread out across Maricopa County. If both machines are having problems, voters are offered other options.

The machines that tabulate ballots at Maricopa County vote centers had widespread problems during much of Election Day, with about 20% of locations affected. Shortly after 2p.m., Maricopa County election officials said they had found the cause and were resolving the issue. Read more»

Pro-Trump protesters on a street corner near the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, where the Arizona Senate was conducting a review of the 2020 election in Maricopa County.

The Republican National Committee is suing Maricopa County over election transparency and election worker hiring practices, in what the Arizona county’s Republican recorder called “a political stunt.” Read more»

Marjorie Taylor Greene believes the government is spying on people eating cheeseburgers and when it catches them, they will feel a zap inside their bodies. Read more»

Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are being examined and recounted by contractors hired by the Arizona State Senate at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. In doing so, they are using unproven technology that claims it can identify counterfeit ballots. There have been no credible claims that any ballots in Arizona or elsewhere were counterfeited.

Maricopa County’s ballot tabulation system was never connected to the internet during the 2020 election and there were no routers to inspect, concluded a team of experts assembled by former Congressman John Shadegg as part of the so-called “audit” of the last presidential election. Read more»

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates in a photo from his October testimony to Congress on the Cyber Ninjas investigation of the county’s 2020 election. Gates said Wednesday that threats to election workers and electoral systems continue to raise concerns about future elections.

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates told a national panel Wednesday he has “great concerns about the future” of election integrity in Arizona, after threats following the 2020 election and as election deniers run for Secretary of State in 2022. Read more»

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