Big turnout as Arizona voters pick between Biden, Sanders

Posted at 7:18 AM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 15:58:28-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona opened election polls Tuesday for Democrats to pick a presidential candidate as the state deals with a public health crisis that has crippled parts of the nation.

Still, turnout among Democrats who mailed in their ballots was already higher than in 2016.

The state's top election official declined to seek a delay because of the coronavirus, saying Monday that there was no certainty it would be safer to vote later.

The Democratic ballot contains 18 names, but the race boils down to a face-off between Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden.

More than a dozen other candidates dropped out, but they still appear on the ballot. Polls are scheduled to close at 7 p.m.


To locate your polling place in Pima County, click here.

Polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

What if I still have an early ballot?

If you have an early ballot, do not put it in the mail today. Vote by mail ballots can be dropped off at any polling place on March 17.