The final day to register to vote in the upcoming primary election was on July 28. Early voting officially begins when ballots are sent out this week.
Early voting has turned the tides of elections with candidates having to get their message out quickly. The actual election day is on Aug. 26, but thousands are expected to vote much sooner.
According to election officials, independents in Pima County and Maricopa County are going to have a big impact on the upcoming elections. In Pima County, 26,000 have already requested early ballot and another 50,000 requested early ballots in Maricopa County.
In the past, independents haven’t had as big of an impact on primary elections due to the confusion over if they could vote, and if they did, what party could they vote in.
As the election process continues, voters can get more information online at www.azsos.gov.