2022 General Election - Santa Cruz

Learn about the November 8th General Election in Santa Cruz County.

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Important Dates

  • September
    24 UOCAVA Ballots Mailed
  • October
    11 Voter registration deadline*
  • October
    12 Early voting begins
  • October
    28 Last day to request a ballot by mail
  • November
    1 Mail back your ballot by
  • November
    4 Last Day to Vote Early In Person
  • November
    8 Election Day

*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.

What is the General Election on November 8th and why is it important?

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.

Ways to Vote

Early Voting

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.

Voter Dashboard

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Voting on Election Day

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

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