Maricopa County election officials enact backup plan for upcoming Goodyear election due to Senate subpoenas

Courtesy Dominion Voting Systems

By Taylor Seely | Arizona Republic

Maricopa County will handle Goodyear’s March 9 election, but a judge ruled the county must turn over election items for an Arizona Senate audit.

Maricopa County Election officials have initiated a backup plan to ship in new election equipment for Goodyear’s special election on March 9, according to an elections department spokesperson.

The move comes after Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Timothy Thomason ruled Feb. 26 that the county had to turn over voting equipment, which would have been used for Goodyear’s election, to the Arizona Senate to conduct an audit of the 2020 general election. 

Goodyear, a suburb southwest of Phoenix, contracts with the county to handle its elections. Phoenix also has an election next week, but will handle its own election.

The county will use equipment that was shipped from its contracted vendor, Dominion Voting Systems, for Goodyear’s election. The new equipment includes:

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