Arizona Voters Head To Polls For GOP, Democratic Primaries

Aug 4, 2020

 Arizona will be in the national spotlight in November as a presidential battleground and the home of one of the most closely watched Senate contests in the country.

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But Tuesday’s primary features few big-ticket contests. Republican Sen. Martha McSally faces a long shot challenge from businessman Daniel McCarthy. Retired astronaut Mark Kelly faces only a write-in opponent for the Democratic nomination. Most Arizona voters who plan to cast a ballot have already done so. But those showing up to vote in-person will find it looks different than elections of the past as the tradition of casting a ballot adjusts to the coronavirus pandemic.

Polling places throughout the state are open until 7 p.m. and all registered voters are eligible to take part. Voting locations on the Navajo Nation will open according to local time. It’s too late for early ballots to be mailed and they can be dropped off at any polling place or drop box until 7 p.m.

The reporting of results in Coconino County will take much longer than normal to compile because officials can no longer tabulate votes via modem and all ballots must be transported to Flagstaff.