PHOENIX – Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has released the following statement regarding Election Day:
“We understand the apprehension that voters have right now. I have been in consultation with election officials across the state, health experts and leaders from the Democratic party who agree that the election should move forward tomorrow.
“This decision was not made lightly, and what it all comes down to is that we have no guarantee that there will be a safer time to hold this election in the near future, and elections do not end on Election Day. There are thousands of workers in communities across the state that must continue the job of counting the ballots in the days following the election. The longer we wait, the more difficult and dangerous it could become.
“My message to voters is, stay informed and make a decision that is right for you. Some counties are offering emergency voting today, curbside voting at Election Day voting locations, and ballot drop-off locations, including drive-up drop-boxes. Contact your county election officials to learn more about options available in your county.
“Our office is constantly monitoring the situation and will quickly communicate to the public any new developments. Since some voting sites in the state have been relocated or consolidated, all in-person voters and those dropping off early ballots should verify voting site information with their county election officials. Contact information for those trusted sources and additional information is available at Arizona.Vote.
“Arizona.Vote is also where we will continue to share updates to recommendations and guidelines.
As a reminder, only the Democratic Party is participating in this Presidential Preference Election, so only Democrats registered by the February 18, 2020 deadline can vote.
“Our democracy has risen to challenges in the past, and it must continue to do so.”