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Voters arrive at a polling station with their ballots ready to be turned in on primary election day Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
It’s Election Day and You’ve Still Got Your Ballot. Here’s How to Get Your Vote Counted.

While the deadline to mail back absentee ballots has passed, there are still a number of ways Arizonans can cast their vote today.

Image courtesy The Maricopa County Elections Department ballot processing livestream.
Expanded Access to Voting Led to Historic Early Voter Turnout in Arizona

Over 2.4 million voters voted early this year, surpassing the overall number of early ballots cast in the 2016 general election.

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Getting Hit By Lightning, Venomous Snake Bites, and UFO Sightings More Common Than Voter Fraud in US

There have been only six cases of voter impersonation found between 2000 and 2012 after investigating 2,000 public records.

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Nearly 700,000 Arizonans Have Already Voted. Here’s What to Do Next.

Arizona officials can start counting early ballots two weeks before the election. But other states can’t start counting them until the actual Election Day.

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Courts Are Hurrying to Decide on Arizona Election Rules. Here’s Where They Stand.

While the bulk of Arizona’s election system remains the same this year, some potential changes brought on by the pandemic are up in the air with the courts.

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One Weird Trick to Get Political Groups to Stop Texting You

It's estimated that 3 billion text messages relating to the Nov. 3 election will be sent by Election Day. Here are a few tips to keep your inbox clean.

Photo by Camaron Stevenson
A Timeline of Arizona’s Long History of Early Voting

This is the first year many states are allowing voters to mail in their ballots, an option Arizona voters have enjoyed since the '90s.