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Arizona's Democratic Presidential Election Moves Ahead Despite Coronavirus Fears


Democratic voters are going to the polls Tuesday in Arizona for the presidential preference election. Arizona, Florida and Illinois are forging ahead with voting but Ohio elections officials have suspended their election until a later date because of concerns over the Coronavirus.

Arizona, Florida and Illinois have consolidated some polling sites and lined up replacement poll workers.

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs says the problem with a delay would be that there may be no better time in the future to hold the vote as there’s a lot of uncertainty about how long the Coronavirus may require quarantines and social distancing in the future.

Some polling places are offering drive-up service where voters can turn in their ballots to poll workers without having to go into a public building. 

Arizona polls open at 6 a.m. Tuesday March 17th and close at 7 p.m.

KNAU will offer all of the updated ballot tallies Wednesday on Morning Edition.

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