Breaking: Record Turnout Expected In Arizona Today

From 12 News:

PHOENIX – The expected record number of voters in today’s Arizona primary have far fewer places to cast ballots this year versus four years ago.

The result is longer lines at polling places, and it can’t all be attributed to voter turnout.

The previous record turnout in Maricopa County was 54 percent in 2008. County Recorder Helen Purcell says turnout this year should hit 60 to 65 percent.

But there are 70 percent fewer polling places than in 2012. Today, just 60 polling places are open countywide, versus 200 in 2012.

Another big difference this year: This is the first time voters can cast their ballots at any polling place.

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