Monday, November 3, 2008

Election Results in Arizona - By Mark R. Kerr

As they did in September's state primary, so shall they for the November general election so pass the coffee, Red Bull and caffeine tablets!

With Pima County's questionable election's division, the full results of the November 4 general election may not be complete until November 11 or later?

To make matters worse is this.

"827,380 Maricopa County residents had requested absentee ballots or had voted early as of 2 p.m. Friday. The county has seen 566,656, or 68.4 percent, of those ballots returned. There are about 1.7 million registered voters in the county.

Early ballots figure to create a significant delay in the compilation of final results. Officials expect that about 200,000 early ballots won't be marked or mailed early but instead will be walked into a polling place or will arrive via mail on Election Day.

Those ballots won't be processed until two days after the election, Reed said, and Maricopa County hopes to have all of them compiled by November 21."

So for those campaigns and ballot measures, including Proposition 102, follow what the divine Bette Davis said in "All About Eve."