On August 28, 2018, Maricopa County voters went to the polls to cast ballots in the 2018 Primary Election. Several significant issues were reported.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors requested a review to determine what caused these issues and what can be done to ensure the best possible outcome for the 2018 General Election. This website will provide information related to that work and the steps being taken in response.
August 28 Primary Election Day
August 29 Internal Audit Department’s review of the 2018 Primary Election begins at the direction of the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors.
September 5 Board of Supervisors approves $200,000 in funding for an external review of Primary Election processes.
September 10 Elections Department launches an online survey for voters to share their experience about the 2018 Primary Election.
September 10 Maricopa County releases a Task Order soliciting qualified outside organizations to conduct a review of Primary Election processes.
September 19 Maricopa County awards the contract for outside services to BerryDunn.
September 21 Internal Audit Department releases an interim report on issues surrounding the 2018 Primary Election.
October 3 Elections Department sends email message to all county staff, asking for employees to help set up voting locations the day before the election.