To reduce wait times and improve the voter experience, the Maricopa County Elections Department is more than tripling the number of voting locations for the March 17, 2020 Democratic Presidential Preference Election.
On Election Day, voters will have 229 voting locations, including 40 locations that will serve as vote anywhere locations. The Elections Department reviewed historic turnout models, mapped voting patterns and worked with community partners to increase polling locations from 60 in 2016 to 229 this election.
In addition to increased polling locations, under the new joint management structure with the Board of Supervisor and Recorder Adrian Fontes, the Elections Department has purchased new tabulation equipment, nearly doubled the amount of full-time staff and invested in the voter education campaign BeBallotReady.vote.
The Presidential Preference Election is the voter’s chance to select their party’s nominee for President of the United States. Unlike Arizona’s traditional primaries, the Presidential Preference Election is not an open primary. Only the Democratic Party has chosen to participate in the election on March 17, 2020.
Only Democrats who registered by February 18, 2020 are eligible to vote in this election. The Republican and Libertarian parties opted out of this election. Those registered without a party, commonly referred to as independents, are not eligible.
Find the full list of polling places and office addresses at Locations.Maricopa.Vote.