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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Maricopa County Wins Outstanding Innovations in Elections Award

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The Maricopa County Elections Department is being nationally recognized for its innovative Vote Center wait time feature, providing voters a convenient way to search and find Vote Centers online. 

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission named the ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Maricopa County To Expand Vaccination Eligibility to Adults 65 And Older

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With more than 44 percent of people 75 and older now having received at least one vaccine dose, Maricopa County is excited to expand vaccine eligibility to adults 65 and older in all vaccine locations starting Monday, February 15. This decision is in alig...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Maricopa County Registered Apprenticeship Program Ranked #1

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When it comes to connecting job seekers to paid apprenticeships, no one does it better than Maricopa County.  The U.S. Department of Labor ranks Maricopa County #1 in the United States for the number of people placed into registered apprenticeshi...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Maricopa County Activates COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

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PHOENIX (December 16, 2020) -- For the next several weeks, three letters will be at the center of COVID-19 vaccination efforts: POD. 

A Point of Dispensing (POD) site is a location where designated populations can obtain critical emergency supplie...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Board of Supervisors Certifies Maricopa County Election Results

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On November 20, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors canvassed the 2020 General Election, certifying that the results are accurate and provided a full accounting of all the ballots cast in the election.In the midst of a pandemic, more than 2 million, ...

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

Maricopa County General Election Results Posted

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Unofficial results are now posted for the November General Election.Early tallies show 1,487,624 voters cast a ballot. This represents about 57.32 percent of total eligible voters, which is the highest number of early ballots ever released on Election Nig...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Maricopa County Has Distributed More Than $230 Million in CARES Act Funds

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At the direction of the Board of Supervisors, more than $230 million in CARES Act funds had been distributed by mid-September.  With 71% of the County’s $399 million CARES Act allocation either spent or committed, the County is well on its way to...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Maricopa County Vote Centers Are Open This Weekend

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Maricopa County voters who have an issue preventing them from voting in-person on Election Day can visit any of the Vote Centers beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 through Monday at 5 p.m. 

State law requires that a voter must provide identificat...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Maricopa County Makes It Easy to Find COVID-19 Relief Programs

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Maricopa County is making it easier for residents to find COVID-19 relief assistance with Take Care, a collection of programs designed to help keep people and businesses healthy during the pandemic.

The programs, funded by the CARES Act, include:

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Board Proclaims October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors issued a proclamation today recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The proclamation is part of a long-running commitment by the Board to shed light on the issue and comes at a time when there are...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

November General Election Early Voting Begins October 7

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Early Voting begins October 7 for the November General Election. More than 2 million early ballots are on their way to voters, and in-person Vote Centers open today.

Maricopa County is expanding voting access for the November General Election, while focusi...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Maricopa County Expands COVID-19 Relief

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Maricopa County has bolstered its support for residents who are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic with new CARES Act funding allocations to local non-profit organizations and food banks, as well as funding increases to programs for rental assistance...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Maricopa County Approves November General Election Plans

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Maricopa County is preparing for historic turnout, expanding voter access and implementing safety measures for the November General Election. County officials outlined their election plans at the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors meeting today, Septemb...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

All August Primary Ballots Counted in Maricopa County

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All ballots have been counted in Maricopa County for the August 4 Primary Election.

The breakdown:

  • 2,431,029 eligible voters
  • 860,704 ballots cast
  •  35.4% turnout

During a pandemic, more Maricopa County voters participated in the 2020 ...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Maricopa County Tallies Nearly All Ballots Today

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Maricopa County has counted nearly all ballots cast in the August Primary Election today.

There are 2,385 remaining ballots, which include those with signature issues and provisional ballots. The Elections Department has contacted all of those voters. Stat...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

Today is Election Day: Nearly 100 Vote Centers Open

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The August Primary Election is today.

In the face of a pandemic, Maricopa County has seen record Primary participation! More than 713,000 voters have already cast an August Primary ballot early in-person or by mail.

Today, Maricopa County has 99 voting loca...

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Posted on: August 1, 2020

Maricopa County Vote Centers Are Open This Weekend

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Maricopa County voters who have an issue preventing them from voting in-person on Election Day can visit any of the Vote Centers open today, August 1 through Monday.

State law requires that a voter must provide identification and sign a statement attesting...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Weekend Voting Begins in Maricopa County July 25

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Maricopa County has voting locations open across the county this weekend with safety measures in place:

In-person voters can find their closest open voting location at Locations.Maricopa.Vote.

Arizona’s Primary is an open primary. Voters registere...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Maricopa County Now Offering Virtual Inspections for Some Permits

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Maricopa County is now offering a faster way to get certain home renovation projects inspected.  The Planning and Development Department just rolled out virtual inspections for the following permits:

“We want responsible development to c...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Maricopa County Approves August Primary Election Plans

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Maricopa County is expanding voting access for the August Primary Election, while focusing on the health and safety of voters and poll workers, according to the Primary Election plans approved by county officials today.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the r...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Correctional Health Services and MCSO Respond to a Rise in COVID-19 Cases in County Jails

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Phoenix - Maricopa County Correctional Health Services (CHS) and Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) are tracking and responding to a rise in COVID-19 cases inside jail facilities.

Since May 30th, confirmed cases rose from six to 30.  This represent...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Maricopa County Launches Online Early Ballot Portal, Expands Voting Options

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Maricopa County is making it easier for voters to choose how and when they want to vote in the Primary Election.

Today, Maricopa County Elections Department launched an online portal that allows Maricopa County voters to request a one-time ballot in the ma...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Weekly Update (May 29): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Residents

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The Weekly Update for May 29 Includes:

  • Most Effective Protections Against COVID-19
  • Guidance for High-Risk Individuals And Those Who Are Sick
  • Updated COVID-19 Symptom List
  • Testing
  • Plans for Schools
  • Summer Camp Considerations
  • Travel
  • Excessive Heat and Your Health
  • Jo...
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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Maricopa County Launches Text-Message Outreach to Positive COVID-19 Cases

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PHOENIX (May 22, 2020)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has now added text messaging to its toolbox to inform COVID-19-positive Maricopa County residents about what they need to do to take care of themselves and reduce the spr...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Weekly Update (May 22): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Residents

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The Weekly Update for May 1st Includes:

  • Memorial Day Weekend Plans
  • Travel
  • Large Gatherings
  • Restaurants
  • Pools
  • County Parks
  • Don’t Forget the Basics
  • Financial Assistance
  • County Operations Impact
  • Public Inquiries

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Board Approves Spending Guidelines for CARES Act Funding

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Phoenix – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved spending guidelines to disperse more than $398 million during 2020.  This money was distributed to Maricopa County by the U.S. Treasury as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief a...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

First Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Maricopa County Jails

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May 1, 2020 - Maricopa County Correctional Health Services (CHS) and Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) received the first positive test for COVID-19 of someone in custody in a jail facility.

The individual was arrested on April 26th. During the in...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Weekly Update (April 10): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Residents

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The Weekly Update for May 1st Includes:

  • “Stay Home” Order Extended
  • Testing
  • Updated COVID-19 Symptoms
  • Families and Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Job Assistance
  • Pets and COVID-19
  • Heat Relief
  • County Operations Impact
  • Public Inquiries

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Weekly Update (April 3): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Maricopa County Residents

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Maricopa County remains under the official declaration of a local emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while the State of Arizona is under a “Stay Home” order until April 30, 2020.  The Maricopa County Joint Information Cen...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Maricopa County Elections Department Closes Front Counters

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Candidate Filing and Election Services by Appointment Only

March 31, 2020 (Phoenix) – To align with the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” Executive Order by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, the Maricopa County Ele...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Weekly Update: COVID-19 Resources and Information for Maricopa County Residents

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Maricopa County remains under the official declaration of a local emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Maricopa County Joint Information Center (JIC) has compiled a number of resources for County residents to manage the physical, economic, social a...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID-19: Professional Guidance and Difficult Decisions

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Members of the Board of Supervisors and County leadership receive vital information about the COVID-19 pandemic daily from dedicated professionals at our Department of Public Health.  One of the most steady and respected voices is that of Dr. Reb...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Maricopa County Emergency Operations Center Activated to Assist with COVID-19 Response

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March 16, 2020 (Phoenix) – At 10:00 a.m. on March 16, 2020, Maricopa County activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to assist the Maricopa County Department of Public Health in handling the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Board Adjusts Emergency Leave and Teleworking Policies for County Staff during COVID-19 Pandemic

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March 16, 2020 (Phoenix) – To address the impact of COVID-19 during this worldwide pandemic, and with the advice of the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, the Board of Supervisors approved emergency exceptions to the county’s...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Changes to Voting Locations for Presidential Preference Election

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March 13, 2020 (Phoenix) – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors acted decisively today to protect both public health and voting rights in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, adding more “vote anywhere” locations, while en...

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