PHOENIX – In an effort to reduce the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 coronavirus at polling places, Arizona’s top elections official recommended that voters request mail-in ballots for the Democratic presidential preference election, just hours before the deadline to do so.
The recommendation was announced by Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs around 9:30 a.m. Friday. Requests for mail-in ballots must be made by 5 p.m.
“My goal is to make sure voters are able to cast their ballots in a manner that is safe and meaningful to them,” Hobbs said in a press release. “Arizona has a number of ways people can make their voices heard.”
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