Updated at 12:05 p.m. May 18, 2016. After months of frustration, hope, and Twitter mentions, voters’ decision on Proposition 123, a measure that could give schools $3.5 billion over the next decade, is still too close to call on Wednesday.
MARICOPA - Voters moved quickly through the polls today as lines were almost non-existent at several election stations across Arizona.
Voters in Arizona decide on two propositions today. Proposition 123 would approve funds from the State Land Trust for public schools over the next decade. Proposition 124 would reform the pension fund for firefighters and police officers. Following long lines at the Presidential Preference Election in March, Cronkite News is out at polling places today with the latest election coverage.
School teacher Luz Magallanes regularly votes in-person so she can share her experience with her students.
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.
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.
The recent recapture of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the head of the violent Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico, weaved a tale that rivals any telenovela. It doesn’t hurt that actor Sean Penn thrust himself in the latest chapter.
Workers have dismantled the rides. Vendors have put away the giant turkey legs and cotton candy. And the performers have packed their bags.