2022 General Election - Santa Cruz
Learn about the November 8th General Election in Santa Cruz County.
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Santa Cruz County's 2022 Election Information
*29 days preceding the November 8th General Election falls on a state holiday, Columbus Day. Because of this the deadline is moved to the next immediate business day. All voter registration deadlines are pursuant to A.R.S. §§ 16-120 & 16-134.
Voting in a General Election is important because it allows voters to select the candidate they wish to represent them in office.
In this election, voters will determine who serves in the state’s executive branch for the next four years, along with offices at the federal and local level, including the state legislature. Likewise, the General Election allows voters the opportunity to decide whether judges and justices of the Arizona Supreme Court and certain lower courts should be retained or replaced.
Voters also have an opportunity to approve or reject laws proposed by the legislature and by voters themselves, known as referendums and initiatives. These measures are referred to by their proposition number.
Early voting begins on October 12th, 2022. Voters are able to vote by mail or visit an on-site early voting location. The Santa Cruz County Recorder's Office will be serving as an early voting site and is located at 2150 N. Congress Dr., Nogales, AZ. Contact your county recorder, contact information below, to request a ballot by mail. For more voting options please utilize our Voter Dashboard.
Santa Cruz County utilizes vote centers. Vote Centers are voting locations available on Election Day in certain counties. Vote Centers are different than polling places in that any eligible voter can visit a vote center in their county and receive and cast their ballot. Click the button below to view Santa Cruz County's vote center locations. Polls are open from 6 AM to 7 PM, Election Day.
Santa Cruz County's Vote Center Information
Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. Don't forget your ID!2. Can I vote early in the general election?
Absolutely. If you are registered and on the Active Early Voting List (AEVL), you will automatically receive a ballot in your mailbox beginning October 12, 2022. Voters not on the AEVL may make a one-time early ballot request or sign up for the Active Early Voting List, by contacting their County Recorder's Office.3. Do I need ID to vote early?
If you vote early, either by mail or in person, ID is not required. Your signature on the early ballot affidavit is compared to your voter registration record by the County Recorder to determine if the signature is valid. ID is required if you vote at a polling place or voting center on Election Day.
List of Acceptable Identification
The Citizens Clean Elections Commission has mailed a Voter Education Guide to every household with a registered voter. The Guide contains statements, photos and contact information for candidates running for Statewide Office and the State Legislature. Voter Education Guides will be received in home before early voting begins (October 12, 2022). We have also created profiles for candidates running for federal office (U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives). These profiles can be viewed on our find my candidates page.5. How can military & overseas voters (UOCAVA) get a ballot?
Military and Overseas voters have special voting rights under federal and state law (Uniformed & Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA)). These rights include the use of a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to register to vote and request an early ballot as well as the use of a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB), which serves as an emergency back-up ballot. Learn More6. Do I have to vote everything on my ballot?
No, voters do not have to vote everything on their ballot. The votes they do cast will still be counted. However, we encourage voters to vote down the ballot as local races, propositions, judges, etc. can impact voters' daily lives.7. How do I find information on judges and justices?
The Commission on Judicial Performance Review (JPR) conducts periodic performance reviews on judges and makes their findings public on their web site and in the Secretary of State's Publicity Pamphlet.