Early ballots submitted this General Election exceeds 2016

2020 early vote total exceeds 2016 early votes
Posted at 9:15 AM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 12:24:44-04

PHOENIX — Early voting in Maricopa County this year has already exceeded the number of early ballots submitted in the 2016 General Election.

Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes said on Wednesday, “We are seeing a record number of early ballots returned and the enthusiasm is very exciting.”

He added that since the COVID-19 pandemic started, Maricopa County has focused heavily on options to vote early, by mail or in person.

Fontes said more than two million ballots were requested and already 1.26 million early ballots have been returned.

More than 80,000 voters have cast their ballot early in person at Vote Centers across the nation.

In 2016, Maricopa County saw 1,251,975 voters cast their ballot during the early voting period.

“Now that we are past the recommended date to return your ballot by mail, voters who still have their early ballot can drop it off at a Vote Center or ballot drop box,” Fontes said.

There are 90 Vote Centers open to return early ballots or vote in person. To find the voting location nearest to you, click here.

Early voting ends Oct. 30 at 5 p.m.