Maricopa County trains troubleshooters ahead of Tuesday primary

Posted at 10:09 PM, Aug 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-28 01:31:37-04

With only three days until Arizona's statewide primary, election workers in Maricopa County hope to avoid any glitches on Election Day.

Saturday, County Recorder Helen Purcell held a training class for troubleshooters--those who will be fielding questions and dealing with issues from those staffing polling places on Tuesday.

In total, the county will have 100 troubleshooters. Each one will be responsible for five or six polling places.

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County officials said there is also a hotline for poll workers or the troubleshooters to call should an emergency arise.

"It's important that they carry with them information [and] extra equipment, if that's needed," Purcell said.

The spotlight is on Purcell and her office after some voters reported waiting in line for up to five hours when trying to cast ballots in the state's Presidential Preference Election back in March.

In response, election officials increased by more than one hundred-fold the number of polling places for future elections. Where there were only 60 polling places countywide in the spring, an online list on the recorder's website lists 724 locations for Tuesday's primary.

To check your polling location in Maricopa County, click here.