Dozens of Maricopa Polling Places Didn't Open On Time for Primary

Aug 28, 2018

Elections officials say 62 polling locations in the Phoenix area weren't operational when voting began in Arizona's primary.

Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes said on his Facebook page that all of the locations were functional as of 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Fontes said earlier that a contractor hired to set up voting machines didn't send enough technicians and that his staff worked until late Monday to try to get as many going as possible.

The delay resulted in over 100 complaints from voters who couldn't cast their ballot at their assigned locations.

It came two years after people in the Phoenix area waited hours to vote after the former county recorder drastically reduced the number of polling locations.

That official was ousted from office over the controversy.