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Here’s what Arizonans need to know about voting early in primary election

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PHOENIX – With a week to go before Arizona’s primary election, registered voters still have opportunities for casting their ballots without going to the polls on Election Day.

Early ballots should be put in the mail by Wednesday to ensure being counted, according to elections officials.

But voters who miss the mailing deadline can turn in their early ballots at any vote center or secure drop box through Election Day on Aug. 4.

As with all Arizona elections, ballots must be received by county elections offices by 7 p.m. Election Day.

The deadline to request an early ballot passed last week, but registered voters can cast a ballot in person at a vote center through Election Day.

Phoenix-area voting locations can be found on the Maricopa County Elections Department website.

Dates and hours of operation vary by site, some of which will be open over the weekend.

The Arizona Secretary of State website has contact information for all 15 county election offices.

Independent voters are allowed to vote in Arizona’s primary and have the option of selecting a ballot from either party or one that only includes non-partisan municipal races.

As of Monday, more than 774,000 ballots had been returned to county recorders, about 200,000 more than eight days before the 2018 primary, according to Data Orbital’s early voting tracker.

Of the ballots turned in, 44.8% came from Democrats, 44.3% from Republicans and 10.9% from independents.

Visit Arizona.Vote for more information about statewide elections and Maricopa.Vote for Phoenix-area information.

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