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Ballot Count Begins In AZ


Arizona counties may start tabulating early ballots in what is expected to be a record voter turnout this election.

The Maricopa County Recorder's Office plans to start counting 645,000 ballots received either by mail, drop box or in-person early voting. That's roughly 75% more ballots the county had to count during the same timeframe in the 2016 general election. Arizona is a battleground state where the race for the Senate could flip to Democrats this year. Maricopa County, where a majority of the state's population lives, is expecting record turnout among its 2.6 million eligible voters. Coconino County is also reporting high voter turnout, as well as voter registration. Yavapai County has announced a new interactive elections results website. It will have results beginning at 8 p.m. on election night, Tuesday, November 3rd. County officials say one of the features of the new site is an email blast to alert when the website has updated results.