Photos by Kassandra Alvarez
Photos by Kassandra Alvarez

Voters in metro Phoenix turned out before polling places opened at 6 a.m. Tuesday, waiting join more than 2.5 million Arizonans who have already voted in the Nov. 3 election.

So far, lines have varied from less than 50 to more than 100 with some describing an hour-long wait. Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes attributed the lines to an enthusiastic turnout. Nearly 36,000 voters have cast ballots as of 8:30 a.m., he said.

“We’re all systems go,” Fontes told radio station KTAR.

Statewide, turnout was already high with nearly 62% of voters already casting their ballots either by mail or in-person as of Monday morning, according to a tally from the Arizona Secretary of State’s office.

The Copper Courier spoke with several voters as they made their way to polling places, where they discussed candidates, communities, and their hopes for what the results of Tuesday’s election will bring.

Stories From Arizona Voters

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