Maricopa County Recorder’s Office estimates when their ballots will be counted

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With the increase in mail-in ballots this year, lots of the votes are still being counted. We talked with Diana Solorio, a public information officer at the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office about this.

Right now, “we have about 380,000 to 400,000 ballots that need to be counted. This includes about 160,000 to 180,000 early ballots that were dropped off on election day. And those ballots that were cast during emergency voting on Saturday, Sunday and Monday,” said Solorio.

Even though this election has an increased number of mail-in ballots, “we’re ahead of schedule and we’re going to be announcing an additional 60,000 to 70,000 ballots processed in tonight’s results at 7 P.M.,” said Solorio.

The estimated time for all of these ballots to be validated is November 10th at 5 P.M. Individuals who have problems with their signature verification in their early ballots have until that date to call the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office.

The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office expects to have every ballot counted in at least a week from election day.

Soloria said, “We have 19,000 provisional ballots…all of us are working hard to do the research on each of these provisional ballots and making sure that if this is a valid ballot it is counted.”

Election day, “was a success and I was very happy with it,” said Solorio.

If you have issues with the verification of your ballot, call the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office at 602-506-1511.

Diana Solorio, Public Information Officer, Maricopa County Recorder's Office

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