Maricopa County Recorder Adds 54 Polling Sites For May 17 Special Election

By Carrie Jung
Published: Monday, April 11, 2016 - 2:30pm
Updated: Monday, April 11, 2016 - 4:16pm
(Photo by Jacob McAuliffe - KJZZ)
Many polling place lines, like this one at the Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park, wrapped on for hours on March 22, 2016.

Voters in Maricopa County will now have more polling locations to choose from in next month’s special election. The Recorder’s office increased the number of polling places in Maricopa County from 62 to 116.

Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell says the extra polling locations were added to prevent the hours long waits that many voters experienced during last month’s Presidential Preference Election.

Some of the areas getting additional polls include Glendale, North Central Phoenix and South Phoenix.

The Maricopa County board of supervisors still must approve the list. It’s currently on the agenda for their April 20 meeting.  

Items on the ballot for the May 17 election include the education funding proposal, Proposition 123, and Proposition 124, which deals with pension reform for public safety personnel.

In the map below, click the slider in the top left corner to toggle between polling places for the Feb. 28, 2012 Presidential Preference Election (red), the March 22, 2016 Presidential Preference Election (green) and the May 17, 2016 Special Election (blue). Data from the Maricopa County Recorder's Office.