|Maricopa County Elections Department|
Megan Gilbertson | 602-506-7325
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Maricopa County Launches “Just the Facts” Website to Combat Misinformation
July 23, 2021 (Phoenix) — There’s a new to way to get facts about Maricopa County elections. The Maricopa County Elections Department launched JustTheFacts.Vote today to address questions and misconceptions about the 2020 General Election as well as the processes and procedures that professional, dedicated, and impartial Election Department staff and bi-partisan temporary workers follow every election to ensure the safety, security, and integrity of the vote. The website takes the often-complex world of elections and makes it understandable for residents who may have honest questions about why things are done a certain way.
The site is divided into two main sections:
- The Facts section explains laws and guidelines that inform how the County conducts elections, and the checks and balances in place to ensure accuracy.
- The Myth Busters section addresses inaccurate claims that have spread about mail-in ballots, voter registration, the security of county’s election system, and more.
The website further demonstrates Maricopa County’s commitment to transparency and to educating and empowering voters with timely, accurate information. The Elections Department will continue to update the page with new information as it arises.
About the Elections Department
Supported by the Board of Supervisors and Recorder’s Office, the Elections Department administers city, town, school district, special district, county, state and federal elections in Maricopa County. As the second largest voting jurisdiction in the country, the Elections Department serves more than 2.6 million registered voters. Find out more at Maricopa.Vote.
In the midst of a pandemic, more than 2 million Maricopa County voters participated in the 2020 General Election, an 80.51% turnout of the nearly 2.6 million eligible voters. See the steps taken to ensure the integrity of the November General Election here.