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In America, our responsibility as citizens is to vote. Your state government’s responsibility is to protect that vote. How is your state doing on holding up its end of the bargain?

 

 SAFEGUARD A: PROOF OF RESIDENCY 

SAFEGUARD IN MAIL-IN?

X

SAFEGUARD IN ABSENTEE?

 SAFEGUARD B: ID + SIGNATURE VERIFICATION 

SAFEGUARD IN MAIL-IN?

X

SAFEGUARD IN ABSENTEE?

 SAFEGUARD C: VERIFIED REGISTRATION 

SAFEGUARD IN MAIL-IN?

X

SAFEGUARD IN ABSENTEE?

 IS MAIL-IN VOTING IN PLACE? 

NO

Election Day

PROBLEM: Through a permanent absentee voter list, Arizona blends mail-in and absentee systems. The system lacks the safeguard of a new application, which would ensure voters who have moved don’t continue receiving ballots

  • Close to eight in 10 Arizona voters already cast their ballots by mail in the last several elections
     

  • This is partially because of the permanent absentee ballot rolls, in which a person can opt to automatically receive an absentee ballot if they have requested one before. The system has created the potential for double-voting

  • In 2020, every voter will also receive an absentee ballot application. This was decided in a compromise measure: the Secretary of State, a Democrat, wanted to send every registered voter a blank ballot, but the majority-Republican legislature did not take up the bill
     

  • Democratic groups are also suing the state to allow ballot harvesting (i.e., allowing third parties to collect and deliver completed ballots to the board of elections)

KNOW THE FACTS ABOUt arizona

WHERE CAN I FIND MY POLLING PLACE?

WHAT PERCENTAGE OF VOTERS CAST VOTES BY MAIL IN 2016 & 2018?

2016: 73%     2018: 79%

IS THE VOTING SYSTEM SET UP FOR ABSENTEE OR MAIL-IN VOTING?

Absentee voting: voters complete an absentee ballot request form and return it to their Elections Office before they are sent a ballot. Arizona also has a permanent absentee list, in which voters can opt to receive an absentee ballot every year, without resubmitting a request.

CAN I REQUEST AND SUBMIT AN ABSENTEE BALLOT FOR ANY REASON?

YES

HOW DO OFFICIALS VERIFY THE LEGITIMACY OF MY BALLOT APPLICATION?

  • Signature compared against record

  • Compare the requestor’s address on record to ballot application

IF THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH MY BALLOT,

WILL OFFICIALS CALL ME TO CORRECT IT?

NO

WHEN IS MY MAILED BALLOT DUE?

Ballots due by Election Day

IS THERE AN EARLY VOTING PERIOD?

Yes – Begins 27 days before and ends 4 day before Election Day

WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION?

You can find more information by clicking here

WHERE CAN I REGISTER TO VOTE?

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IT'S HAPPENING
& THE ISSUES ARE REAL

See news stories and editorials that illustrate why mail-in voting results in lost votes and lost rights.

FEWER POLLING STATIONS & longer lines

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Hundreds of people waited for hours at three in-person voting sites in the Las Vegas area, and the only one in Reno, after polling places were reduced due to the coronavirus.

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harvesting

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Duplicate Registrations

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California’s ambitious effort to automate voter registration at Department of Motor Vehicle offices produced almost 84,000 duplicate records and more than twice that number with political party mistakes

post office problems

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Postal delays and mistakes have marred primary voting, and after years of budget cuts and plant closures, mail delivery has slowed so much that ballot deadlines in many states are no longer realistic.

Inaccurate
Voter Rolls

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The Tims were surprised, and a bit amused when they saw what Cody received in the mail. "We have a voter registration application for Cody Tims! How did this happen? It's not reality, he's a cat and he's been dead for a long time," said Carol Tims.

ballots tossed for a simple mistake

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Slightly more than 23,000 ballots were thrown out, mostly because those voters or their witnesses missed at least one line on a form.

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