I was so excited about voting for the first time in Arizona. But now I’m not happy. As of Thursday, less than 70% of the ballots have been counted.
We don’t know the outcome. I remember knowing who won elections by 8 or 9 p.m. for decades.
There were 70 out of 223 polling places that had issues with tabulators and printers. How did that happen?
Unfortunately, I am losing confidence in the election results. I wish they’d at least give hourly updates of the vote count. But they are releasing one vote count at 6 p.m. each day. Then to confuse things even more, some reporters are releasing counts, but where are they getting the information? All day Wednesday they counted and they only added 6% to the vote count. Now Maricopa County announced they have 400,000 outstanding ballots and won’t finish counting them until sometime next week!
What is going on?
Do you have confidence in your state elections? Were there any snafus or weird stuff going on like in Arizona?
I remember the election time. It’s so stressful
If they gave us results right away it could be so much easier to live with — win or lose.
Exactly. The suspense is so unsettling
The longer they delay the less confidence I have in the results.
Yes same here.
They need to sort out and trash the red votes. Funny how billion dollar lottery results are instantly available, and they can INSTANTLY scan half a trillion entries to determine if there is a winner, but a political vote takes weeks to count. The fix? Midnight deadline. Period. Be done, or explain to your state voters why their vote no longer counts. Results posted at 0001 AM. That leaves nearly all day to let computers tally electronic votes.
It’s so frustrating! I hope they clean up this mess y the next election.
Here in South Dakota we had all the results before I went to bed (which I admit was later….around 11pm) I voted early and we requore voter ID which simplifies everything. I think there is definitely something odd in AZ. When one of the candidates is the one in charge of election integrity, I think that doesn’t bode well. Also, why in the world would they print ballots on election day instead of having to print them that day? It certainly doesn’t instill confidence. Hopefully we will know the results soon,but I heard it will most likely be next week. 🙄
This is one reason why I’m pulling for one of the gubernatorial candidates over the other. She has promised to look into, and fix, the broken voting system in AZ. The longer I have to wait to know if she wins, the more I hope she does!
I’m with you!
I had trouble voting because you have to sign an iPad thing. My signature is not the same do do carpal, arthritis, etc…almost couldn’t vote….
I totally understand that. My handwriting is so much worse because of arthritis. I guess I’m lucky I registered to vote recently 😊
It’s a flaw…
Some states don’t have signature verification at all. I’d rather have it, but maybe there’s a better way to verify identity?
Like showing my ID? Like I had to do with Covid?!
Wow! What a concept! 😂
I don’t have an issue with our voting in CA. I do think there should be a more consistent way between all the states. We got our ballots a few weeks before the election, filled them out and dropped them in the nearby box. I got a text that said my vote was received and counted. Easy.
That’s what I did in Arizona. I don’t know why they can’t count the ballots in a timely manner though.
I think they should start counting as soon as the ballots come in. Some states wait until after the election to count. They don’t have to tell what the numbers are, just count them!
I agree with you 100%. The County Officials where I live are upset with the criticism of their late counting. But it’s more than that. Close to a third of the machines went down on election day and printers ran out of ink with no backup cartridges. They should be critiqued so they can fix the system.
In CO, we have the same process. Plus a week before the ballets we get a 100 page booklet explaing all the pros adn cons of ballet initiatives – no more guessing. It works great, no stress
The pro and cons of initiatives are very helpful. One part of the ballot that stumped me was re-election of more than three dozen judges. I am new to my state and couldn’t find a resource online to make a choice so I left them blank.
Same here with judges and school officials. All of the US House of Rep candidates didn’t even bother politicking. What just pick one!
We are still waiting here in Nevada, also. I believe they said “Projected Winner”, but I don’t want to hear until the actual Winner is announced!
I just want the results in a timely manner. I heard the issue in NV is the law requires them to wait until Saturday for postmarked ballots mailed on election day.
I completely agree, we still have races here in California that haven’t been determined! I do not understand all the delays? This was not the case in the past. So what’s different? I have no idea. Hugs, C
I don’t remember delays in CA either.
Our system here (in Iowa) went w/o a hitch. There is no reason things need to be this messed up, unless it’s intentional.
That is what I’m afraid of.