Arizona voting issues
This page is part of the Election Protection Wiki,
- 1 Election and registration information
- 2 Governmental election authorities
- 3 Election threats
- 4 State and local non-governmental organizations
- 5 Articles and resources
Election and registration information
For election information: 1-877-THE-VOTE
Voter identification at the polls
On November 2, 2004, the voters passed into law Proposition 200, which requires voters who vote at the polls to present one form of identification that bears the name, address and photograph of the voter or two different forms of identification that bear the name and address of the elector before receiving a ballot.
Proof of identification is required at the polls on voting day. You may vote if you are registered and have one of the following IDs, including on it your name, voting address, and picture:
- Valid Arizona driver license
- Valid Arizona non-operator identification license
- Tribal enrollment card or other tribal information card
- Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification
If you do not have one of the above forms of identification, you may use two of the following if they show your name and voting address:
- Utility bill, addressed to the voter, that is dated within 90 days of the election (electricity, water, gas, cell phone, telephone, cable bills all qualify)
- Bank or Credit Union statement dated within 90 days of the election
- Valid Arizona Vehicle registration
- Indian census card
- Property tax statement
- Tribal enrollment Certification or other form of tribal identification
- Recorder's Certificates
- Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification including voter registration card issued by the county recorder
Poll workers are volunteers and not always trained as well as they would like. Many workers are unaware that utility bills, bank statements, and other non-picture forms of ID are valid for use at the polls.
The Arizona Secretary of State website details the Voter ID Requirements.
Early voting information
Ballots for Early Voting can be obtained from the recorder's office in the applicable Arizona county. The last day to request an Early Ballot is Friday, October 24, 2008. Completed ballots can be mailed in, or delivered by hand to the polling place on election day. In addition, in-person early voting takes place at a number of locations; call the county recorder to find the applicable location.
- Apache County: (928) 337-7537 Recorder's voting information website No online Early Ballot request site as of October 9, 2008.
- Cochise County: (520)-432-8354 Recorder's voting information website. No online Early Ballot request site as of October 9, 2008.
- Coconino County: (800) 793-6181 Recorder's Early Ballot online request form.
- Gila County: (928) 402-8731 Recorder's information for requesting Early Ballot by email.
- Graham County: (928) 792-5037 Recorder's Early Ballot online request form.
- Greenlee County: (928) 865-2632 Recorder's information for requesting an Early Ballot.
- La Paz County: (928) 669-6115 Recorder's website (no Early Ballot information as of October 9, 2008). The Secretary of State's website says early ballots may be requested by email sent to email@example.com
- Maricopa County: (602) 506-1511 Recorder's online Early Ballot request form.
- Mohave County: (928) 753-0767 Recorder's online Early Ballot request form.
- Navajo County: (928) 524-4192 Recorder's online Early Ballot request form.
- Pima County: (520) 740-4330 Recorder's online Early Ballot request form.
- Pinal County: (520) 509-3555 Recorder's Early Ballot information (the link to the request form was buggy and could not be completed on October 9, 2008).
- Santa Cruz County: (520) 375-7808 Recorder's online PDF form (print, fill out, send in).
- Yavapai County: (928) 771-3248 Recorder's online Early Ballot request form.
According to Arizona election law: The board of supervisors or other officer in charge of elections shall furnish to the inspector in each election precinct at least two "right to vote a provisional ballot" notices at the time and in the same manner as the printed ballots are furnished. The "right to vote a provisional ballot" notice shall be as prescribed by the secretary of state's procedures manual.
For the 2008 election Arizona used the following voting machines in addition to hand-counted paper ballots in some counties. For a county-by-county list of the specific machines (and the source for this section) see Verified Voting's Verifier tool.
- Main article: Voting machines
Direct-Recording Electronic (DRE) machines with a paper trail:
Optical scan machines:
- Premier Election Solutions' (Diebold) AccuVote-OS
- Election Systems & Software Model 100
- Sequoia Voting Systems Optech Insight
Assistive Devices for Marking Paper Ballots:
Arizona Secretary of State
Secretary of State Jan Brewer
- Capitol Executive Tower 7th Floor
- 1700 West Washington Street
- Phoenix, AZ 85007-2888
- (602) 542-8683 FAX: (602) 542-6172
- email: There is an email contact form on the website
- Elections website: http://www.azsos.gov/election/
- Voter information website: http://www.azsos.gov/election/VoterInformation.htm
- Polling places website: http://www.azsos.gov/election/polling_places.htm
State and local non-governmental organizations
Arizona Advocacy Network
- Website: http://azadvocacy.org/
- 1616 E. Indian School Road, Suite 340
- Phoenix, AZ 85016
- 602-297-2500 (phone)602-297-3600 (fax)
- Email: Info@azadvocacy.org
- Executive Director: Linda Brown
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arizona Citizens for Election Reform (ACER)
- Website: http://www.aceronline.org/
- Arizona Citizens for Election Reform - I-20-2006
- PO Box 17136
- Phoenix, AZ 85011
- Email us at: email@example.com
Description: AUDIT Arizona is a nonpartisan organization whose mission is to restore public ownership and oversight of elections, work to ensure the fundamental right of every American citizen to vote, and to have each vote counted as intended in a secure, transparent, impartial, and independently audited election process.
Focus: Ranked choice voting
- Website: http://fairvoteaz.org/
League of Women Voters of Arizona
- LWV of Arizona, Dr. Bonnie F. Saunders, President
- 2510 S. Rural Road #102
- Tempe, AZ 85282
- Phone: 480-966-9031
- Fax: 480-968-7437
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Central Yavapai County
- Cochise County
- Greater Flagstaff
- Greater Tucson
- Northwest Maricopa County
- Metro Phoenix
- Sedona-Verde Valley
- Southeast Valley
Voter Action's Arizona Information
Articles and resources
- The main page on election protection and reform organizations.
- All articles in the Election Protection Wiki project.
- For election day: Things citizens can do to monitor elections and If you are told you cannot vote.
- Provisional ballot notice, Arizona codes: Arizona Revised Statutes §16-513.01 Right to vote a provisional ballot; notice
- From AUDIT AZ website. Retrieved September 17. 2008.
- GoVote.org locates your polling place and other voting information.
- Google map polling locations locates most polling location, may be missing or out of date.
Election Protection hotlines
- 866-OUR-VOTE (National Election Protection Hotline)
- 888-VE-Y-VOTA (Español)
- 800-966-5946 (AALDEF, Asian languages)
- 866-MYVOTE1 (Tom Joyner Hotline - VoterAction, NAACP National Voter Fund)
- 877-523-2792 (ACLU Voting Rights Project Hotline)
- 877-US4-OBAMA (Obama campaign Voter Hotline)
- 866-976-VOTE (McCain campaign Honest and Open Election hotline - leave a message)
- 877-GOCNN08 (CNN Voter Problem Tipline)
- 888-VOTE-TIP (VelvetRevolution Election Protection Hotline for fraud)
- 567-258-VOTE (Twitter Vote Report key in report or leave audio message)
- ACLU's "Know Your Voting Rights - State by State" -- printable brochures summarizing your voting rights, for most states.
- One-page know your rights summaries for 27 states from the AFL-CIO.
- Click here to see the voter ID requirements in all states. From the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Election officials, election reform groups, and elected officials
- Why Tuesday? offers a page for Arizona that helps locate Arizona's elections officials, election reform groups, and elected officials, as well as a page titled Find a group in your area that lets you find similar information for other states.
- Click here to request an absentee ballot. Go Vote Absentee is a project of the Women Donors Network.
- Information for voters with disabilities from NDRN.
Student voting rights
- See Arizona Student Voting Rights for a guide to student voting rights in Arizona. See Student Voting Rights for a guide to other states. From the Brennan Center for Justice.
- See how organizations you trust recommend you vote on ballot measures and other statewide contests at TransparentDemocracy.
- Help in other languages from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. 中文, 日本語, 한국어, Tagalog, Tiếng Việt, Español
- Verified Voting's Arizona page, which provides detailed information on voting equipment in use in every county in Arizona.
- Election Law @ Moritz's Arizona page, which provides detailed information on election law developments in Arizona. See map page to see the information for election developments in any given state.
- Election Law @ Moritz's Arizona general information page, which provides information on Arizona election authorities, post-election processes, and other topics. See map page to see this information for any given state.
- Student Voting Project Arizona a Brennan Center for Justice explanation of student voting rights in Arizona.
Voter Protection Laws in A Nutshell
Arizona Attorney General seems complicit in Election Fraud John Brakey and Atty. Bill Risner confront the AZ Attorney General (Terry Goddard). The ballots in question need to be examined before they are destroyed. Terry Goddard misleads the public about his power to inspect the ballots. Here's the link: