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Meeting set to address how Maricopa County will handle Nov. 6 election

Posted at 8:35 AM, Oct 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-21 11:35:15-04

Following problems at the polls during Arizona's primary election, officials will be speaking with the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Monday.

During the meeting, County Recorder Adrian Fontes and Elections Director Rey Valenzuela are expected to give their plan for the November 6th election. The agenda states they will also give an update on the efforts made to address issues identified on primary day in an interim report.

The board will also receive a presentation from the external auditors hired after the primary election.

The interim report revealed some of the systems used to check voters in that day, weren't set up. That led to some locations not opening for hours and long lines. The county said the recorder's office didn't have a backup plan. But Fontes said that wasn't true.

"This is a story of success in dealing with difficult problems," Fontes said. "Were they problems we could've identified ahead of time? We could've, should've, would've as long as we can. What we know is this. We got the job done and we got it done really well."

Monday's meeting is at 10 a.m. at the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Auditorium.