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Officials say no issues in Arizona's primary

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Posted at 8:03 PM, Aug 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-30 23:03:47-04

Arizona election officials say they saw no major problems during Tuesday primary election voting.

Secretary of State spokesman Matt Roberts says it was an extremely quiet Election Day. That's a sharp contrast to the March 22 presidential primary that saw long lines and wait times exceeding five hours in some parts of the state's largest county.

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Those problems in Maricopa County were blamed in part on the consolidation of polling places and the fact that independents can't vote in Arizona's presidential primary.

Regular primaries allow those not registered with a party to choose a Republican, Democratic or Green Party ballot. The Libertarian Party primary remains closed. The county returned to the normal number of polling places Tuesday.

Maricopa County elections spokeswoman Elizabeth Barthlomew says polls closed on time, with only a couple of glitches reported through the day.