Summary of Hand Count Audits - 2022 General Election

In accordance with A.R.S. § 16-602, county election officers are required to conduct a hand count of a sample of ballots to test the accuracy of the vote tabulation equipment if there is participation from the county political parties. Those counties that conduct the hand count are required by law to report the results to the Secretary of State.

Click the County name to view the full report. Results will be added as the SOS receives them.

CountyStatusResults
ApacheNot PerformedNot performed as the County Chairs of two political parties did not designate the required members for the Hand Count Election Board (A.R.S. § 16-602(B)(7))
CochiseCompleted - PassedPerformed on November 12, 2022; no discrepancies were found
CoconinoCompleted - PassedPerformed on November 9 and 10, 2022; no discrepancies were found
GilaCompleted – PassedPerformed on November 11, 2022; discrepancies were within the acceptable margin
GrahamNot PerformedNot performed as the County Chairs of two political parties did not designate the required members for the Hand Count Election Board (A.R.S. § 16-602(B)(7))
GreenleeCompleted - PassedPerformed on November 14, 2022; discrepancies were within the acceptable margin
La PazNot PerformedNot performed as the County Chairs of two political parties did not designate the required members for the Hand Count Election Board (A.R.S. § 16-602(B)(7))
MaricopaCompleted - PassedPerformed on November 12, 2022; no discrepancies were found
MohaveCompleted - PassedPerformed on November 11, 2022; no discrepancies were found
NavajoCompleted - PassedPerformed on November 11, 2022; no discrepancies were found
PimaCompleted - PassedPerformed on November 12, 2022; discrepancies were within the acceptable margin
PinalCompleted - PassedPerformed on November 11, 2022; no discrepancies were found
Santa CruzCompleted – PassedPerformed on November 14 & 15, 2022; discrepancies were within the acceptable margin
YavapaiCompleted - PassedPerformed on November 12, 2022; no discrepancies were found
YumaCompleted - PassedPerformed on November 12, 2022; no discrepancies were found

The purpose of the hand count audit is to compare the results of the machine count to the hand count to assure that the machines are working properly and accurately counting votes. Under Arizona law, the Vote Count Verification Committee establishes the designated, acceptable margins for conducting hand counts. A.R.S. § 16-602(K).

The designated margins for the 2022 General Election are:

  • Early Ballots – three votes or one percent, whichever is greater
  • Polling Place Ballots – three votes or one percent, whichever is greater

Elections FAQ

 

An early ballot may be requested through our new Voter Information Portal or by contacting your County Recorder’s office. To have your name placed on the Active Early Voter List (AEVL), complete a new voter registration form and check the box marked “YES, I want to automatically receive an early ballot for each election for which I am eligible.” Or you can log in to Service Arizona and complete this request online.

  • Online – If you have an Arizona Driver License and/or an Arizona non-operating I.D. card issued by the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) you may register to vote through Service Arizona EZ Voter Registration
    1. Log on to Service Arizona
    2. Select your language preference, then click “Begin Voter Registration”
    3. Verify your voter eligibility
    4. Enter your information in the required fields
    5. Verify address information
    6. You can now select your party preference

    If you are having trouble logging in to the Service Arizona website, you can print off a Voter Registration Form and fill it out with your new information. After you finish, mail the completed form to your County Recorder’s office and your information will be updated.

    If you do not have a residence address, please also complete a 'No Residence Address Confirmation' in addition to the voter registration form.
  • By Mail – You can either print off a form online or request that a registration form be mailed to you from your County Recorder. After completing the voter registration form, mail it to your County Recorder’s office
  • In-Person – You may visit your County Recorder’s office and fill out a registration form in person
  • Address Confidentiality Program Members – You should only register to vote through the ACP process.

After you have successfully registered to vote you will receive a voter registration card in the mail within 4-6 weeks.

If you are a Maricopa County voter, you can process your request here. If you have any questions please call 602-506-1511.

If you are a Pima County voter, you can process your request here. If you have any questions please call 520-724-4330.

To contact your local Election Official please visit https://azsos.gov/county-election-info

 

The voter registration deadline for the General Election has been extended to 5 p.m. on October 15, 2020 by a court order. Check back here often for this and the other trusted information you need throughout the 2020 election season. All voter registration forms sent by U.S. mail must be received on or before the deadline. To see all voter registration deadlines, including for local elections. To see all voter registration deadlines, including for local elections, go to arizona.vote.

The deadline to update your voter registration or register to vote in an upcoming election is midnight on the 29th day before the election. For the 2020 State Primary Election, the deadline to register or update your registration is midnight on July 6, 2020. For the 2020 General Election, the deadline is midnight on October 5, 2020. To see all voter registration deadlines, including for local elections, go to arizona.vote. All voter registration forms sent by U.S. mail must be postmarked on or before the deadline.

Every qualified elector is required to show proof of identity at the polling place before receiving a ballot. Find out what qualifies as an acceptable form of identification in Arizona.

Yes! Arizona has an open primary law which allows any voter who is registered as independent to cast a ballot for one of the officially recognized political parties in State Primary Elections. Independent voters on the Permanent Early Voting List (AEVL) will receive a postcard in the mail asking them to choose which party ballot they wish to receive for the Primary Election. The corresponding primary ballot will then be sent by mail to the voter to complete approximately 27 days prior to the election. Independent voters who go to the polls on Election Day will be given the option to choose a party ballot at that time.

Note: This DOES NOT apply to the Presidential Preference Election. Voters must be registered with a recognized party to vote in the Presidential Preference Election.

The state of Arizona uses E-qual to verify that the person signing the qualifying slip or nomination petition is eligible to do so. After successful verification, the person can give $5 qualifying contribution slips or sign a nomination petition for candidates the person is eligible to vote for in the election.

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Contact Elections

Office of the Secretary of State
Elections Division
1700 W Washington St Fl 7
Phoenix AZ 85007-2808