Maricopa County to release final ‘big drop’ of votes for Arizona elections

Nov 14, 2022, 4:55 PM | Updated: 5:04 pm

(AP Photo/Matt York)...

(AP Photo/Matt York)

(AP Photo/Matt York)

PHOENIX — Arizona’s two most populated counties will release the latest updates on election results Monday evening.

As officials continued to tally votes almost a week after polls closed, Maricopa County is expected to release its “last big drop” of around 90,000 votes around 6 p.m., Chairman Bill Gates said at a press conference.

Pima County is also anticipated to release more numbers.

“This evening, some point after 6 p.m., we will have our last big drop of votes. We have less than 100,000 left, this will be a big drop of votes,” Gates said.

He added all votes will be included in Tuesday’s update, with the exception of the ones that need to be cured.

Curing is required when signatures on the ballot cannot be verified. A team from the recorder’s office will reach out to voters and request additional information to verify the voter signed the ballot.

Some races were too close to call Sunday evening, including for Arizona governor and superintendent of public instruction.

Democrat Katie Hobbs had a lead over Republican Kari Lake, 50.05%-49.5%. They were separated by roughly 26,000 votes in Sunday night’s update.

Incumbent Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman and GOP’s Tom Horne were separated by 716 votes Monday afternoon, with Horne in the lead.

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