Maricopa Co. recorder plans to double polling sites for May 17 election [UPDATED]

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Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell wants to have more than 100 polling places for an upcoming special election.

In a tweet sent Thursday, Purcell said her office would try to double the number of polling locations for the May 17 special election than were open for the presidential preference election earlier this month.

Purcell has faced heavy criticism for the decision to only have 60 polling locations across the state’s most populous county, leading to long lines where people waited several hours to cast a ballot. She took full responsibility for what happened at a county supervisors meeting the following day.



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