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Record Primary Turnout In Maricopa County

The Maricopa County Primary Election is Tuesday and there has already been a record turnout.

As of Monday evening, the county had received more than 713,000 ballots. Those include ballots from early mail-in voting, early in-person voting, and emergency voting.

According to the county, nearly 30% of all eligible Maricopa county voters have participated in the election. So far the Recorder’s Office has tabulated 684,000 ballots.

The county must receive all ballots by 7 p.m. on Tuesday for them to be counted. Ballots can be still be delivered to drop-off boxes and voting locations.

The Recorder’s Office says there will be between  90 and 100 vote centers available for in-person voting on Tuesday.

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Jimmy Jenkins is a senior field correspondent at KJZZ and a contributor to NPR’s Election 2020 and Criminal Justice station collaborations. His work has been featured on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Marketplace, Here and Now, The Takeaway and NPR Newscasts.Originally from Terre Haute, Indiana, Jenkins has a B.S. in criminology from Indiana State University and a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University.Much of his reporting has focused on the criminal justice system. Jenkins has reported on Tasers, body cameras, use of force, jail privatization, prison health care and the criminal contempt trial of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.