“So many people don’t realize that election night is never the final count,” said Yavapai County Recorder Leslie Hoffman, who asks people to be patient.
Over 2.4 million voters voted early this year, surpassing the overall number of early ballots cast in the 2016 general election.
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.
Republicans are arguing to protect laws that restrict individuals from mailing ballots on the behalf of others and out-of-precinct voting.
Over one million absentee ballots were mailed in Maricopa County, and elections officials have devised many ways for voters to safely cast their ballots.
Elections officials say lawmakers like Rep. Shawnna Bolick have spread information about mail-in voting that is, "inaccurate and often misleading."
Lawmakers have hundreds of bills to vote on, but one issue not being considered is expanding mail-in voting during a national health emergency.