Frequently Asked Questions

Helpful Tips:
  • Identify your districts at the azvoterguide.com home page by creating a personalized voter guide.
  • Determine which candidate deserves your vote. Answer the questions yourself in the space provided above candidate answers, then compare your answers to the candidates’ answers.
  • You are not required to vote for each race.
  • If there are multiple seats for a particular office, you may vote for as many candidates as there are open seats, or you may vote for one candidate.
What races are covered in the AZ Voter Guide website?
  • U.S. Senate
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • Arizona Corporation Commission
  • Arizona State Senate
  • Arizona House of Representatives
  • Arizona School Boards
  • Judicial Retention
Visit azvoterguide.com to:
  • Identify your districts at the azvoterguide.com home page by creating a personalized voter guide.
  • Read comments and biographical information from the candidates.
  • See candidate endorsements by a range of advocacy groups.
  • View responses from candidates who missed the print deadline.
  • View survey responses from select city and county candidates.
  • View information on voting for judges and school board candidates.
  • Determine your voting location.
  • Register to vote.
  • Access a personalized copy of the Voter Guide specific to your district.
What is the November General Election about?

The November General Election will decide who will represent you in office.

FAQs About Early Ballots
  • Early ballots must be received by your county recorder’s office on or before November 3
  • Options for returning your ballot:
    • Mail through the U.S. Post Office – mail by CAP’s recommended date of October 24 or by October 27 at the latest. The U.S. Post Office has provided assurances that it will deliver ballots timely when the ballots are mailed in a timely manner.
    • Drop it at an early voting center – to locate an early voting center and any other questions about your ballot, find your county recorder’s website at https://azsos.gov/county-election-info. Be careful to ensure that the ballot box is secure.
    • Drop it off at any polling location on November 3 but it is preferable to turn it in before Election Day.
  • Track your ballot at https://my.arizona.vote/AbsenteeTracker.aspx , tracking will tell you information about when your ballot was:
    • Created
    • Mailed
    • Received
    • Signature verification complete
    • Tabulated
  • You can still vote in person either at an early voting center or on Election Day when you have an early ballot.
  • Key Dates For Early Ballots
    • 10/07 Early Ballots Sent
    • 10/14 Processing of Early Ballots Begins
    • 10/20 Tabulation of Early Ballots Begins – Results Not Disclosed until 8:00 11/3
    • 10/24 Recommended Mail-in Date for Early Ballots
    • 10/27 Last Day to mail in your ballots to ensure delivery by 11/3
Becoming a Poll Watcher or Poll Worker

What is the difference between Poll Worker and a Poll Watcher?  (https://demcastusa.com/2019/12/22/be-an-arizona-guardian-of-democracy/)

Poll Worker: Nonpartisan, Paid (Clerks, Judges, Inspectors, Checker, Precinct Worker)

Poll Watcher: Partisan, Volunteer (Observers, Monitors, Challengers)

 

Is the 2020 AZ Voter Guide Democratic or Republican?

Neither. The AZ Voter Guide is factual, impartial, and nonpartisan. Every candidate in the covered races was treated equally and had the same opportunity to respond to the questions.

Who paid for the 2020 AZ Voter Guide?

Concerned Arizonans dedicated to responsible citizenship have donated to make this publication available. No candidate or political party paid for any part of this Guide.

Does the AZ Voter Guide endorse specific candidates?

No. This Guide is a nonpartisan educational resource provided as a public service. No candidates are endorsed.

Why do some candidates not respond?

We don’t know. All candidates were provided the same opportunity to respond to the survey questions. For candidates for federal office who declined to respond you will find their publicly available positions as researched by our team. For candidates for state office, you will find noted the candidate’s contact information made available by the Arizona Secretary of State and other public sources. You can access limited biographical information on these candidates here at azvoterguide.com.

Support the 2020 AZ Voter Guide

This Guide would not be possible without the generous support of individuals around our state. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to ensure this valuable work continues, you can visit our support page, call 602-424-2525, or visit azpolicy.org. While at azpolicy.org, sign up for free email updates on issues critical to your family.

Printing and Distributing the AZ Voter Guide

Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) grants permission to anyone who wishes to copy and distribute this Guide in its entirety. A printer-friendly version can be found here. Any statement made by a person distributing this Guide should not be interpreted as the position of CAP.

Disclaimer

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