Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

Over 500,000 early and provisional ballots are still uncounted in Arizona, Sec. of State Ken Bennett said in a release.

Of the 524,633 ballots remaining, 219,703 early ballots and 120,000 provisional ballots are from Maricopa County.

Some groups have become frustrated by the process and have questioned why the ballots have taken so long to be counted, especially given several neck-and-neck races.

"In all candor, I think they're very focused on one of the countywide races here in Maricopa County," said Bennett. "They want to make sure all the ballots are counted as soon as they can and that's the same goal we have."

Bennett said the process to count all the ballots could take up to 12 days to complete.

The state received about 5 percent of its votes from provisional ballots in 2012, the same amount as it did in 2008 and that has had no effect on the process.

"We'll count all the ballots as quickly as we can but the focus is going to be accuracy," said Bennett.

A state canvass to certify election results is scheduled for Dec. 3.

Sandra Haros , Reporter

share this story:
Attention Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.
  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.