Election officials are almost done working through a backlog of more than 400,000 early ballots from Tuesday's election.
In an update Monday, Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell said her office has about 45,000 early ballots that have not been processed and tabulated. There are also 55,000 provisional ballots cast on Election Day which will need to be verified by hand before they can be counted.
While the Maricopa County Recorder and Election Department continues to push forward with counting ballots, the Democratic Party recently spoke out against Maricopa County election officials who decided to not try to verify questionable signatures on some early ballots.
The counting in Arizona's largest county has drawn attention for how it could change two races, the recreational marijuana legalization measure Proposition 205 and the race between Purcell and challenger Adrian Fontes.
Fontes has a roughly 13,000-vote lead on Purcell, who has faced criticism for how her office handled the state's Presidential Preference Election in the spring.
Proposition 205 appears headed for defeat, as it trails by roughly 85,000 votes according to the latest information from the Arizona Secretary of State's office.
Officials said they will resume counting at 9 a.m. Tuesday.