PHOENIX – Members of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors praised the smooth operation of the Congressional District 8 Primary Special Election that took place on February 27, 2018. The Board canvassed the election returns and approved the official results at today’s meeting.
“We asked the Elections Department and County Recorder to make sure there were enough polling places in a short window of time,” said Supervisor Clint Hickman, District 4, who represents most of CD-8. “While most people mailed their ballots, those who wanted to vote in person were easily able to do so.”
State law requires the canvass of the returns within 15 days of the election. State law also created a compressed timeline to plan and hold the election after Congressman Trent Franks resigned. The general election is scheduled for April 24 and voters in CD8 can expect to see outreach through traditional news outlets and online platforms.
“The county made a concerted effort to educate voters during the primary election and that effort will continue into the upcoming general election,” said Supervisor Bill Gates, District 3. “This is not the normal election season, so we will continue to reach out with social media, mailers and advertising in community papers.”
The approved Special Election plan calls for as many as six poll workers per site with electronic poll books, a “ballot on demand” system and a tabulation machine so ballots are counted on the spot. Voters on the Permanent Early Voting List will also receive their ballot by mail.
Voters can find out more information about their eligibility to vote in this election and maps of Congressional District 8 at Maricopa.vote.