Just a fraction of voters meet I.D. deadline

November 15, 2012

Only 50 voters showed up by Wednesday’s deadline to confirm their identity with the Maricopa County Recorder. KJZZ’s Al Macias says nearly a thousand other voters failed to do so, and that means their ballots will not be counted.

On Election Day, 1,035 voters who did not meet the voter ID requirements were given conditional provisional ballots. They had until the end of the day Wednesday to go to the Maricopa County Elections office to show identity documents. According to the office only 50 people showed up with proper I.D.

A spokeswoman says in the 2008 presidential election 1,911 conditional ballots were cast, and 100 people showed up with proper I.D.

Figures from the Recorders office show that the number of conditional provisional ballots has decreased each election since 2006.

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