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Voting groups welcome Maricopa County plan to cut poll wait times

WASHINGTON - Voting rights advocates Thursday lauded the final approval of a plan aimed at cutting lines and reducing wait times to no more than 30 minutes at polling places across Maricopa County, beginning with the Nov. 8 presidential election.

Arizona cities work to stay ahead of emerging technology

Every month seemingly brings a slick new gadget to consumers’ hands, but those technological advancements aren’t always felt in the public sector, where some local governments have only just begun to push through upgrades to sometimes decades-old systems.

Arizona election day photo gallery

Arizona voters who went to polling places Tuesday to cast their ballot in Presidential Preference Election experienced long lines, fewer polling locations and confusion with voter eligibility. Check out the photos of the day.

Fewer polling places, independent voters causing long lines on Arizona election day

Long lines and traffic jams have plagued most of Maricopa County’s 60 presidential preference election polling places since they opened at 6 a.m., an election official said. Some voters have had to wait in line for up to two hours at some locations.