ARIZONA NEWS

Maricopa County voters can soon get replacement ballots at polls

Apr 3, 2017, 11:48 AM | Updated: 12:13 pm
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)...
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

PHOENIX — Maricopa County voters will soon be able to get replacement ballots at polling places.

The replacement ballots are for people who lose, damage or forget to mail their ballots and will be printed at the polls, thanks to new technology.

“Folks who need a replacement ballot can go to any one of these voting centers to do the replacement ballots, and they can turn them in anywhere around the Valley,” Fontes said.

Fontes said his office plans to test the replacement ballot system as early as this year’s jurisdictional elections, which are scheduled to take place in the fall.

The change marks the first step of Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes’ plan to possibly move to a mail-in only voting system.

According to the recorder’s office, nearly 7 in 10 of the 2.2 million registered voters in Maricopa County were registered to vote by mail in January 2016.

In the November general election, 8 in 10 people voted by mail.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Facebook Photo/Donald Babiano)...
Griselda Zetino

Empty seats: COVID pandemic not the only reason for spike in chronic absenteeism in Arizona

The number of Arizona students missing school has skyrocketed over the last few years. The COVID pandemic isn’t the only reason.
5 hours ago
(Facebook Photo/Over Easy Restaurant)...
KTAR.com

Breakfast restaurant Over Easy plans to open 3 Valley locations this year

Breakfast and brunch restaurant Over Easy announced Monday three new locations will open across the Valley this year. 
5 hours ago
(Surveillance footage video provided by the Glendale Police Department)...
SuElen Rivera

Glendale police seek public’s help identifying suspect in Circle K robbery

Glendale police are asking the public's help in identifying a suspect involved in a robbery in December, authorities said.
5 hours ago
Clint Hickman (Maricopa County Photo via Cronkite News)...
Kevin Stone

Maricopa County’s Clint Hickman on election threats: ‘It has to stop’

Clint Hickman, chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, said he's sick and tired of threats aimed at elections workers who are just doing their jobs.
5 hours ago
Whittier Elementary School teacher Kayla Cowen interacts with students, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 in M...
KTAR.com

Dozens of Arizona public schools taking part in education job fair

The Arizona Department of Education is hosting a job fair this weekend and applicants could be offered work on the spot.
1 day ago
(AP Photo/John Locher)...
Associated Press

Is pumping Mississippi River water to the west a solution or dream?

Amid a major drought in the Western U.S., a proposed solution comes up repeatedly: large-scale river diversions.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Quantum Fiber

How high-speed fiber internet edges out cable for everyday use

In a world where technology drives so much of our daily lives, a lack of high-speed internet can be a major issue.
...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Prep the plumbing in your home just in time for the holidays

With the holidays approaching, it's important to know when your home is in need of heating and plumbing updates before more guests start to come around.
...
Quantum Fiber

How high-speed fiber internet can improve everyday life

Quantum Fiber supplies unlimited data with speeds up to 940 mbps, enough to share 4K videos with coworkers 20 times faster than a cable.
Maricopa County voters can soon get replacement ballots at polls