Voter Education Guide
Find out what the statewide & legislative candidates have to say directly to voters. Download the Voter Education Guide.
The Voter Education Guide provides voters information on the voting process and statements from the candidates running for statewide and legislative office. The 2020 Voter Education Guide for the Aug. 4th Primary Election will be available some time in June, be sure to check back then!
What information is contained in the guide?
Voters can access information on the electoral process, including how to obtain their ballot and important deadlines, and statements, photos and contact information for candidates running for statewide and legislative office.
Why is the guide printed in Spanish?
President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law on August 6, 1965. The Act applied a nationwide prohibition against the denial or abridgment of the right to vote based on literacy tests and poll taxes.
In 1975, Congress amended the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by adding Section 203, the language minority provisions. The amendment requires that “when a covered state of political subdivision provides registration or voting notices, forms, instructions, assistance, or other materials of information relating to the electoral process, including ballots, it shall provide them in the language of the applicable minority group as well as in the English language.” For Arizona, the language of the applicable minority group is Spanish.
For more information, please contact the United State Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Voting Section at 800-253-3931 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Why aren't all of the candidates listed on my ballot printed in the guide?
The Citizens Clean Elections Commission only prints statements for candidates that run for statewide or legislative offices.