2012 Election Snapshot: Arizona

2012 Election Snapshot: Arizona

2012 Election Snapshots

Over the past several months, Pew collected data about the 2012 presidential election from nearly every state and the District of Columbia. We used the findings to create a snapshot of each jurisdiction, focusing on how many people voted, how long they 8-1-13waited to cast their ballots, how they cast them, and how many ballots were not counted. These snapshots will be released over the coming months, five at a time, and the Election Data Dispatches will take a closer look at the latest snapshots each week.

2012 Election Snapshot - Arizona

More than 180,000 provisional ballots — 8 percent of the total — were cast in Arizona last fall, the most ever issued in the state. Of these, approximately 33,000 were rejected.

As reported in Maricopa County, the state’s most populous jurisdiction, many of those who cast provisional ballots were on the state’s permanent early voter list but showed up at the polls on Election Day. In that event, state law requires those voters cast provisional ballots so officials can confirm they did not also mail in a ballot.



States of Innovation

The front facade of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, DC.

Agenda for America

A collection of resources to help federal, state, and local decision-makers set an achievable agenda for all Americans

Quick View

Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for emerging challenges, it makes government more effective and better able to serve the public interest. In the coming months, President Joe Biden and the 117th Congress will tackle a number of environmental, health, public safety, and fiscal and economic issues—nearly all of them complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help solve specific, systemic problems in a nonpartisan fashion, Pew has compiled a series of briefings and recommendations based on our research, technical assistance, and advocacy work across America.