“Civil Rights Organizations Request Extension of Poll Hours in Maricopa County, Arizona”

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Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, The Arizona Advocacy Foundation and All Voting is Local-Arizona sent a letter, demanding that the Maricopa County Arizona Board of Supervisors and the County Recorder extend voting hours in polling locations throughout Arizona’s largest county. The purpose of the demand is to allow those voters who could not vote in the morning and would not be able to vote before the 7 pm closing time.

There has been record voter turnout this election, but it has resulted in technology glitches and printing problems rendering some polling places unavailable to voters.   The Election Protection hotline has received numerous calls from registered Maricopa County voters who indicated that they were unable to vote at their assigned polling locations or at a vote center due to these problems. As a result, voters left polling places or were told to go to other voting centers. The technological issues affected ten precinct polling places and all of the 40 voting centers in Maricopa County.

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