Monday is deadline to register to vote in Arizona primary

Posted at 5:56 AM, Jul 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 07:28:34-04

If you’re planning on voting in the upcoming primary election on August 30, Monday is the last day to register to vote.

Earlier this year, voters dealt with major issues, from long lines to confusion over voter registration.

At a Monday press conference, Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell said the department is working to improve the process.

For the primary and general elections, the Maricopa County Elections Department will have 120 troubleshooters ready to deal with any problems, and they’ll also receive more hands-on training with the equipment.

Voters must go to their assigned polling place on Election Day or their vote won’t be counted.

If voters have an early ballot, they can turn that in at any polling place in the county.

Recorder Purcell said one thing they learned from previous elections is that having a marshal checking the lines is a good idea to help people who shouldn’t be waiting.

“If you are a person in line that’s carrying in an early ballot, you can go right in and put that in the box for that. If you are a person that appears to have some sort of disability, you are also brought to the front of the line so that you don’t have to stay in line," Purcell said.

Voters can register until midnight at