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Primary Election Update - Historic Turnout

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Maricopa County has seen historic primary participation surpassing 2018's total election turnout for the August Primary. 

As of August 5th, unofficial results show 771,226 voters cast a ballot, which represents about 31.7 percent of total eligible voters. We're on track to exceed 850,000 voters, 150,000 more voters than any prior primary August election.  The Elections Department served more than 51,000 in-person voters on Election Day. Remaining ballots include:

  • Estimated early ballots left to process and tabulate: 77,000
  • Estimated provisional ballots left to process: 1,800
  • Estimated number of early ballots left to verify: 2,778

Voters cast 699,636 ballots in the 2018 Primary and 555,844 ballots in the 2016 Primary. The new tabulation equipment, an investment made by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, has been able to keep up with these historic numbers, which resulted in the department’s ability to process 97% of all early ballots returned by Sunday, August 2.

The Elections Department will post unofficial results on Results.Maricopa.Vote daily after 5 p.m. as early ballots dropped off on Election Day are processed.

Maricopa County Funds Additional COVID-Testing, Launches Testing Event Website

Maricopa County is investing more federal CARES Act dollars in partnerships that will provide testing to underserved populations. The Board of Supervisors acted to double the amount of money for testing services to $50 million - both for COVID-19 and the upcoming flu season.

For two weeks, Maricopa County has been working with trusted partners to provide testing in communities around our region. The goal is to enhance the testing capacity already put in place by the state of Arizona and some cities. Maricopa County does not want to duplicate the efforts of state or health care partners; rather, the County is focused on filling in gaps for communities where testing options are limited, or hotspots where the need for testing is greater. A special webpage, maricopa.gov/COVID19Testing, has been set up, outlining dates, times, and pertinent information community testing events funded by Maricopa County. This site will be updated as more testing events are added. The website also links out to testing options available through Arizona Department of Health Services. Read the press release >

Helpful Guidelines

COVID-19 Testing

Maricopa County Public Health has made it easy for people who think they may have COVID-19 to know what to do.  At Maricopa.gov/COVID19, you’ll find three important buttons below our current data:

Coronavirus symptom checker: Enter your symptoms and some basic information about yourself and find out whether you should get tested for COVID-19.

Find a testing site: We’ve compiled a list of county-sponsored testing events as well as testing locations supported by Arizona Department of Health Services.

Got tested?  Here are your next steps: See what you should be doing while you’re waiting for your test result.

Practice Good Hygiene

Public Health


Maricopa County Public Health’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program continues to serve the public in new ways, including expanded food options. Click here to see who is able to qualify for these services. This program is funding by the United States Department of Agriculture and serves to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children younger than 5 who are at nutritional risk.

WIC's primary goal is to provide tools for families to eat healthy and be healthy. It encourages physical activity for all family members through the Fit WIC classes and provides individualized nutrition counseling which meets an individual' s or family's needs.


Maricopa County Parks


Maricopa County’s regional parks, trails, and designated campgrounds continue to remain open for public use. Click here for park hours,information, and restrictions.

Check out some of our virtual tours located in our district:

Cave Creek - Quartz Trail Loop

McDowell Mountain - Escondido Trail Semi-loop

Spur Cross - Metate Spur Cross Loop

Usery - Pass Mountain Trail

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Hires New Director

Dr. Jaynes

An experienced veterinary professional and animal welfare advocate has been chosen to lead Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC).  Dr. Robyn Jaynes is the department’s new director.

“I’ve dedicated my entire career to improving the welfare of animals in shelters, boarding facilities, pet grooming salons and day play facilities,” said Dr. Jaynes.  “Now, I’m excited to use my education and experience to improve processes and ensure high-quality care and successful adoptions at one of the country’s most dynamic public animal shelters.”

Most recently, Dr. Jaynes served as VP of Operations for The Pet Club/Exceptional Pets, where she oversaw daily operations for five retail and pet service centers in Maricopa County.  Before that, she was VP of Veterinary Operations for the Arizona Humane Society.  Prior to that, she held leadership roles with the retailer PetSmart. For more information, click here.

2020 Census

Census and AZ Families



Make your voice count and help your community return stronger. It is important to participate in the 2020 Census so Arizona receives its fair share of federal funding for infrastructure, emergency response, and community services. You have until September 30th to respond online, by phone, or by mail. Complete your 2020 Census questionnaire here.

  • Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services.
  • Results from the 2020 Census will be used to determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and your political representation at all levels of government.

Steve Chucri, District 2
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors


Nationally: CDC

State: ADHS

Locally: Maricopa County Public Health


All information requests related Maricopa County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic should be directed to the Joint Information Center using the email address caomedia@maricopa.gov