ARIZONA IS HOLDING ITS DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY ON AUGUST 2 – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!
What elections are there in Arizona? What am I voting for?
Arizona will hold a Democratic Primary on August 2 for US Representatives and US Senate as well as state-wide offices such as Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, and your state representatives and state senators. The winners of these Democratic primary races will go up against the Republicans in the November 8, 2022 General Mid-term Election.
All Arizona overseas voters can vote in these crucial races.
All overseas voters can vote for their US Representative and US Senator. Mark Kelly is running unopposed in the Democratic Primary for US Senate, but this is a crucial seat and he’s going to face a tough race against the Republican nominee in November. A big turnout in the Primary will help galvanize support for the November General election.
And you may also be able to vote to choose the Democratic candidates for Governor, Lt Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, and your representatives to the Arizona state legislature. It depends on the category you choose when you register to vote and request your ballot:
If you "intend to return": You are eligible to vote in Arizona state elections.
*You don't have to have a set date of return and it doesn't have to be within a set time frame, but you do need to have an intention to return at some time in the future.
- If your “return is uncertain” or if you've "never resided" in Arizona: You won’t be eligible to vote in Arizona state elections, but you can still vote in the federal election for the US House and US Senate.
*Please note: Because the legal requirements to establish “residence” or “domicile” for tax purposes are determined by state law and the specific facts of your life, before you note that you intend to return on your form, you may consider seeking advice on these matters from a tax professional.
Please vote your full ballot, Arizona state elections are hugely important! State government is responsible for voting and state policies regarding climate change, abortion and reproductive rights, education, healthcare, net neutrality, student loans, and more that affect us no matter where we go around the world. We are only 1 seat away from majority in both state legislative chambers!
In addition, there are outstanding Democrats vying for the nomination for Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General, all of which will be crucial to ensure the 2024 elections are fair, open, and inclusive.
Want to join the Democrats Abroad Arizona State Team? If you’d like more info on DA’s efforts for Arizona, write to: [email protected]
1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today
It's easy to request your ballot. And your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, so send the form in now and ensure you'll receive your ballot for the August 2nd Primary and the November 8th General Mid-term election.
Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot -- the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as a voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax.”
To vote in Arizona’s Democratic Primary, you must also specify “Democratic” or “No party preference” as your political party.
You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in Arizona by email (recommended) or fax or mail. To vote in the August 2 Primary, your form must be received by August 2, 2022 at 7pm Arizona time.
2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Send It Back Right Away
Ballots will start going out on June 18, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.
When you get your ballot, fill it out and send it back away. You may return your ballot by email attachment, fax, or online upload as well as by mail. Your voted ballot must be received in Arizona by August 2, at 7pm Arizona time.
Note: To return your ballot using Arizona’s secure online upload system, you must receive prior authorization from your Local Election official. Your ballot will have instructions.
3) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted
After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!
You can check your ballot status online using https://my.arizona.vote/PortalList.aspx
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Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find their contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/AZ; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office"
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Want to join the Democrats Abroad Arizona State Team?
Write to: [email protected]