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Counties are legally required to do a hand count of some races in 1-3% of voting precincts in every election, to ensure the accuracy of machine tabulation, and past hand audits in Pinal County have always matched up with machine tallies.

The Pinal County Board of Supervisors voted down a proposal to expand the post-election audit after lengthy, and at times contentious, public comments — the majority of which were against an expanded hand count. Read more»

Although vaccinations are readily available in towns and cities, many Arizonans aren’t close to a CVS or Walmart. A federal grant could allow Pinal County health officials to set up temporary locations in remote areas to increase vaccine delivery.

Some Arizona counties continue to grapple with administering COVID-19 vaccines equitably, even as cases spiked across the state in recent months and vaccination rates still lag in rural communities and among some people of color. Read more»