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The Maricopa County Elections Department is committed to providing voters with accurate information about elections administration in the country’s second largest voting jurisdiction.

 

Elections are complex and governed by many state and federal laws and procedures. Learn more about how Maricopa County administers elections and get the facts about some election myths. You can also get updates about Maricopa County elections operations directly in your inbox. Click here to subscribe!

 

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2020 Elections in Maricopa County

Maricopa County is committed to providing accessible, reliable, secure, transparent, and efficient elections. The Maricopa County Elections Department and Office of the Recorder issued a report titled Correcting the Record: Maricopa County’s In-Depth Analysis of the Senate Inquiry as the final word to the Arizona Senate’s inquiry on Maricopa County’s administration of the November 2020 General Election.

 

The in-depth analysis and review of the reports and presentations issued by the Senate’s contractors found that nearly every finding included faulty analysis, inaccurate claims, misleading conclusions, and a lack of understanding of federal and state election laws. Our review of the claims made by Cyber Ninjas, CyFIR, EchoMail, and the Senate’s Audit Liaisons found:

  • 22 were misleading. The claims lead the reader to assume a conclusion that is not supported by the evidence.
  • 41 were inaccurate. The claims include flawed or misstated analysis.
  • 13 were false. The claims are demonstrably false and can be proven false using materials provided to the Senate.

Post-election audits build trust and promote election integrity when they have bipartisan oversight and are conducted by experienced, unbiased professionals who use well-defined, proven processes to provide quantifiable, reproducible proof. These audits can also identify and explain any inconsistencies that arise so processes may be improved, or new laws may be considered.

 

Unfortunately, the Senate’s election review and its contractors fell far short of those standards and instead promoted disinformation and distrust. This report details those shortcomings and corrects the record.

 

2020 Election Myths and Facts

Facts

Myths - Voter Registration

Myths - Early Voting

Myth Busters - Equipment & Technology

Myth Busters - Counting & Paper

Myth Busters - Senate Review, Subpoenas & Other Items

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