LETTER FROM THE CITIZENS CLEAN ELECTIONS COMMISSION
Dear Arizona Voter:
The Arizona General Election is on November 8, 2022. Your household is receiving this Voter Education Guide because you or another resident are registered to vote in Arizona. This Guide is created by Clean Elections, the state’s nonpartisan voter education agency, to provide voters official voting information about the General Election, including how to participate and information on the candidates that are running for statewide and legislative office.
In this guide, you will find information on:
How to Register to Vote
Ways to Vote: By Mail or In Person
Accepted ID at the Polls
County Elections Contact Information
Candidate Profiles for Statewide and Legislative Offices
With so many sources of information available, it can be
difficult and frustrating to find official, nonpartisan
election information. This is why voters mandated this
Voter Education Guide be sent to every household with a
registered voter when they passed the Clean Elections
Act. This way, voters can find the information they need
to vote simply by looking in their mailbox. Our goal is to
educate and inform, not influence, and we hope this Voter
Education Guide helps you cast your ballot confidently.
Thank you for voting.
Damien R. Meyer
Amy B. Chan
Galen D. Paton
Steve M. Titla
Mark S. Kimble
WHY AM I RECEIVING THIS?
Your household is receiving this Voter Education Guide because you or another resident is registered to vote. Voter guides are sent by the legislative district assigned to your residence. It may be possible for your household to receive multiple guides for different legislative districts if there is a voter registered at a different residential address that uses the same mailing address as you.
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission adopted new congressional and legislative district lines in December 2021. This Voter Education Guide was sent to voters’ mailing addresses and includes candidates for statewide office and their new legislative district. Congressional candidates may be found at azcleanelections.gov/arizonaelections/ find-my-candidates
WHY SHOULD I READ THIS VOTER
This guide contains statements directly from the candidates for statewide and legislative office. This is an opportunity for voters to hear directly from candidates, not third parties, about their views. This guide also contains official and accurate information on:
• How to Register to Vote
• Ways to Vote
• Accepted ID at the Polls
• County Elections Contact Information
WHO SENT THIS?
This guide is created by the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission (Clean Elections). Clean Elections is a state government agency created by voters in 1998. Voters mandated Clean Elections create this Voter Education Guide and mail it to households prior to the General Election.
WHAT IS CLEAN ELECTIONS?
Clean Elections is the state’s non-partisan voter education agency founded in 1998 after Arizona voters passed the Citizens Clean Elections Act (A.R.S. Title 16, Chapter 6, Article 2) to root out corruption and promote confidence and participation in our political process.
1. Voter Education: We provide voters with nonpartisan election information, tools and resources so they can vote informed.
2. Clean Campaign Funding: We provide campaign funding to candidates who run for state offices in Arizona and agree not to accept special interest money.
3. Enforcement: We conduct audits of candidates campaign finance reports and investigate complaints to ensure funding is used appropriately. HOW IS CLEAN ELECTIONS FUNDED? The Citizens Clean Elections Fund, created by voters, receives revenues from: a 10% surcharge imposed on all civil and criminal fines and penalties, qualifying contributions from registered Arizona voters to participating candidates, and civil penalties assessed against violators. Funding for Clean Elections does not come from taxpayer money from the state general fund.
WHO ARE THE COMMISSIONERS?
The Commission consists of 5 members, no more than 2 of the same political party and of the same county. The Governor and the highest-ranking official holding a statewide office, who is not a member of the same political party as the Governor, alternate in appointing Commissioners.
IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES
General ELECTION DAY, Tuesday, November 8th
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE, Tuesday, October 11th
EARLY VOTING BEGINS, Wednesday, October 12th
LAST DAY TO REQUEST BALLOT BY MAIL, Friday, October 28th
MAIL BACK EARLY BALLOT, Tuesday, November 1st
LAST DAY TO VOTE EARLY IN PERSON, Friday, November 4th
Polls open from 6 a.m. to
Voters must be registered by Tuesday, October 11, 2022 to vote in the General Election. Not sure if you’re already registered? Check online at azcleanelections.gov/am-iregistered- to-vote.
Ways to Register
Visit servicearizona.com. You must have a valid Arizona driver’s license or identification card to use this service. You will be emailed a confirmation after you complete the registration process.
Voter registration forms are available at county recorder offices, motor vehicle division (MVD) offices, most libraries, city clerk offices and public assistance agencies. To download a paper form or for more information on the registration process, including the qualifications to register to vote, please visit: azcleanelections.gov/ register-to-vote
Voter Registration Card:
Your county recorder will mail you a voter registration card 4-6 weeks after you register. Voters are encouraged to verify that the information on their card is correct. Please contact your county recorder with any questions, or to request a replacement registration card. Your registration card may be used as a form of ID at the polls. See page 16 for other forms of acceptable ID at the polls.
HOW DO I VOTE?
Vote Early by Mail
Ballots will go out in the mail on October 12 to voters that are: • On the Active Early Voting List (AEVL)
• Have requested a one-time early ballot
Voters can mail their voted ballots back by November 1 or drop them off at:
• Designated ballot drop boxes (if available)
• Any early voting location in their county
• The county recorder or elections office
• Any voting location on Election Day in their county (you do not need to wait in line)
Voted ballots must be received no later than 7:00 p.m. on November 8, 2022 (Election Day).
Vote Early in Person
• Voters may vote early in person at the County Elections Office or at any early voting site in their county.
• Early Voting will begin on October 12th.
• Voters must bring their ID.
Vote on Election Day
• All voting locations will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.
• Visit azcleanelections.gov/where-do-i-vote to find your voting location.
• Voters must bring their ID.
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.
Resources for UOCAVA voters:
1. Secretary of State’s online system: Used to register to vote, request an early ballot and return a voted ballot. azsos.gov/elections/voting-election/military-andoverseas- voters
2. Federal Post Card Application (FPCA): Used to register to vote, request an early ballot or update your voter information fvap.gov/arizona
3. Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB): Used as an emergency back-up ballot and to register to vote. fvap.gov/arizona
Voters with a Disability
The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) requires every polling place to be accessible and have available (and set up for use) accessible voting equipment that may be used by any voter. Additional assistance may be available, such as curbside voting, braille and large print ballots. Voters can contact their County Elections Office for additional information.
Alternative Formats & Language
This guide is printed in Spanish to assist local jurisdictions in complying with federal law (Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA)). For more information about federal law, please contact the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Voting Section at 800-253-3931 or [email protected].
WHAT ID SHOULD I BRING TO THE POLLS?
List #1 Sufficient photo ID inlcuding name and address (One Required)
• Valid Arizona driver license
• Valid Arizona non-operating identification card
• Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification
• Valid United States federal, state or local government issued identification
List #2 Sufficient ID without a photo that bears the name and address (Two Required)
• Utility bill of the elector that is dated within 90 days of the date of the election
• A utility bill may be for electric, gas, water, solid waste, sewer, telephone, cellular phone, or cable television
• Bank or credit union statement that is dated within 90 days of the date of the election
• Valid Arizona Vehicle Registration
• Indian census card
• Property tax statement of the elector’s residence
• Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification
• Arizona vehicle insurance card
• Recorder’s Certificate
• Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification, including a voter registration card issued by the County Recorder
• Any mailing to the elector marked “Official Election Material”
List #3 Mix & Match from Lists #1 & #2 (Two Required)
• U.S. Passport without address and one valid item from List 2
• U.S. Military identification without address and one valid item from List 2
• Any valid photo identification from List 1 in which the address does not reasonably match the precinct register accompanied by a non-photo identification from List 2 in which the address does reasonably match the precinct register
Members of federally recognized tribes are not required to have an address or photo on their identification in order to cast a provisional ballot.
Citizens Clean Elections Commission
Call for questions on this guide or voter education, tools, and resources
1802 W. Jackson St. #129
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
(voter registration and early ballots)
(voting locations and election information) Apache
[email protected] che.az.us
Cochise Lisa Marra
Sadie Jo Bingham
[email protected] ricopa.gov
Rey Valenzuela & Scott Jarrett
[email protected] ricopa.gov
[email protected] ov
Suzanne “Suzie” Sainz
Leslie M. Hoffman
Lynn A. Constabile
Robyn Stallworth Pouquette
Phone: 928-373-6034 TTY: 928-373-6033 voterservices@yuma countyaz.gov Tiffany Anderson Phone: 928-373-1014
Which candidates are in the guide?
• Every statewide and legislative candidate that has their name printed on the general election ballot is listed in this guide, per the Clean Elections Act
• Information on federal and local candidates may be found on the Clean Elections website: a zcleanelections.gov/arizona-elections/find-mycandidates
What information is listed about the candidates?
The candidate’s name, party affiliation, campaign funding type and website are provided. Campaign funding type is listed as either traditional or participating. A traditional candidate funds their campaign through private donations. A participating candidate funds their campaign through participation in the Clean Elections Clean Funding program.
Each candidate had the opportunity to submit a 200- word statement. The statements were reproduced as submitted and were not edited for spelling, grammar, or punctuation. Non-substantive editing may have occurred for layout purposes only. These statements represent the opinions of the authors and have not been checked for accuracy of content.
Definition of Offices to be Elected
Governor (Vote for 1): 4 Year Term
The Governor is similar to a company’s CEO, representing Arizona as the top elected officer in-state business and functions in both official and ceremonial events. The Governor can sign a legislative bill into law or veto it to keep it from becoming law, approves the state budget, issue executive orders, and oversees state agencies
Secretary of State (Vote for 1): 4 Year Term
The Arizona Secretary of State acts as the Chief Election Officer. The Secretary is next in line in succession should the Governor leave office due to death, resignation or impeachment.
Attorney General (Vote for 1): 4 Year Term
The Arizona Attorney General is the Chief Legal Officer of the state. The Attorney General provides advice to state agencies, enforces consumer protection, civil rights, environmental, criminal and other laws on behalf of the State.
State Treasurer (Vote for 1): 4 Year Term
The Arizona Treasurer serves as Arizona’s Chief Banker and Investment Officer, as well as the Chair of Arizona’s State Board of Investment. The Treasurer manages Arizona’s investment portfolio.
Superintendent of Public Instruction (Vote for 1): 4 Year Term
The Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction is head of the Department of Education. The Superintendent oversees the state’s education finances and implements policy mandated by the State Board of Education.
State Mine Inspector (Vote for 1): 4 Year Term
The Arizona Mine Inspector is in charge of inspecting the safety and conditions of mines in the state to ensure the safety of the mine workers and the general public.
Corporation Commissioner (Vote for not more than 2): 4 Year Term
The Arizona Corporation Commission has five members, each elected to four-year terms. The Commission regulates the rates, business practices, health and safety of many utilities. It also regulates corporations, securities, railroads and pipelines.
State Senator (Vote for not more than 1): 2 Year Term
The Arizona State Senate is the upper house of the Legislature, made up of 30 Senators, one from each of Arizona’s 30 legislative districts. The Senate can draft, introduce and vote on legislation. Along with the House, the Senate approves the state’s annual budget. The Senate can enact bills that are referred to voters for approval, and can place constitutional amendments on the ballot.
State House of Representative (Vote for not more than 2): 2 Year Term
The Arizona State House of Representatives is the lower house of the Legislature, made up of 60 Representatives, two from each of Arizona’s 30 legislative districts. The House can draft, introduce and vote on legislation. Along with the Senate, the House approves the state’s annual budget. The House can enact bills that are referred to voters for approval and can place constitutional amendments on the ballot.
For more information on office responsibilities, including federal and local offices, please visit azcleanelections.gov/civics.
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