Maricopa County: More early ballots received for 2020 election than in 2016

With six days to go before Election Day, Maricopa County voters have already returned more early ballots than in the 2016 elections, according to county recorder Adrian Fontes.

Officials say 1.25 million people cast their votes early in 2016. This year, 2 million people have requested an early ballot with 1.26 million votes counted as of Oct. 28.

More than 80,000 residents have voted in person at local voting centers, according to a press release.

“Maricopa voters like to vote early and this election has been no exception,” Adrian Fontes said in the release. “We are seeing a record number of early ballots returned and the enthusiasm is very exciting."

Currently, dozens of voting centers are open across the county for people to return their ballots or vote. More than 100 locations will be open Friday and Saturday, and more than 20 voting sites will be available for residents on Sunday.

Last-minute voters can send in their ballots on Nov. 2 as well - officials say more than 150 locations will be open.

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