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In-person voting to continue in Maricopa County for Arizona primary

The county is cleaning polling locations while reducing the number to locations open.

MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz. — The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors announced in-person voting would continue in Arizona for Tuesday's Presidential Preference Election.

There would be 151 open polling locations for voters.

Maricopa County supervisors Jack Sellers, Bill Gates, and Steve Gallardo and Scott Jarrett, the Director of Election Day and Emergency Voting, Maricopa County Elections Department, held a news conference Friday with updates on changes to polling places.

Gallardo said in-person voting will be safe. He said there would be plenty of polling locations open to accommodate voters. 

Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes had previously announced a plan to mail out more ballots. The board said that this plan would not be used.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said Fontes' plan was not legal.

Below is a map of polling locations. 

Fontes' effort comes after a number of polling places and election staffers canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus.

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Louisiana, where the primary was slated for April 4, delayed the primary for voters there for two months.

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