New laws on how to count absentee ballots, COVID-19 slow election day vote counts
With COVID-19 safety measures and different laws on how to count absentee ballots, election day has become election week. Winners may take days to be announced.
Megan Smith, USA TODAY
Voting in Arizona will end Tuesday, but the election won’t.
That’s due in part to a new state law that makes automatic recounts more likely, especially given close races up and down this year’s ballot.
Elections officials and campaign staffers say they’re preparing for the possibility of recounts, which would extend their work for weeks.
“It’s basically telling people they can’t go on their planned December vacation,” quipped Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer.
Maricopa County bought nine extra ballot tabulation…
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