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VOTER EDUCATION GUIDE

The Voter Education Guide, also known as the "Candidate Statement Pamphlet", provides voters information on the voting process and statements from the candidates running for statewide and legislative office. The Commission produces a guide for both the state primary and general elections. Please utilize one of the buttons below to download a version of the 2022 Voter Education Guide.

Note: The guide is also produced in Navajo, an Audio Version through Sun Sounds of Arizona and in American Sign Language. To hear an audio version of the guide, please call Sun Sounds of Arizona at 877-361-8821. Please note the Navajo & ASL versions will soon become available.


WHY IS MY DISTRICT DIFFERENT?

With the 2020 census concluded Arizona went through the redistricting process. This consists of redrawing boundary lines for electoral districts. To learn more about the redistricting process, or to use our district locator, click below.


Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA)

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) ensures that U.S. citizens who are service members, their eligible family members or overseas citizens can vote in their home states. This guide has been mailed to every Arizona Military and Overseas voter.

If you have family or friends that are serving in the military or residing out of the country, please help us reach them. Share this web page with them so they can learn about the candidates and exercise their right to vote.


Frequently Asked Questions

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, several counties are required to produce election information in Spanish. This guide has been translated to assist covered jurisdictions.

For more information, please contact the United State Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Voting Section at 800-253-3931 or [email protected]

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.