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General Information

Letter from Secretary of State Janice K. Brewer

Dear Arizona Voters:

Welcome to the 2006 General Election Publicity Pamphlet. The Publicity Pamphlet is one of the most important tools that Arizonans use in deciding how to vote.

This pamphlet is divided into three parts: (1) general information about voting; (2) information about each proposition, including the actual language of the measure, a description of the measure, and arguments for and against the measure; and (3) the 2006 Judicial Performance Review on the justices/judges that will appear on the ballot.

The following are some important dates to remember:

  • Registration Deadline: October 9, 2006 at midnight. For information about your voter registration, please call your county recorder’s office. The county recorders’ contact information can be found on page 11;

  • Early Voting: October 5 thru October 27, 2006, is the period when ballots will be mailed to registered voters who request early ballots. If you are registered and you would like to receive a ballot in the mail, call your county recorder’s office for assistance (page 11); and

  • Election Day: November 7, 2006 is Election Day – Polling places are open from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. If you requested an early ballot, you have until 7:00 p.m., November 7, to return your ballot to your county recorder’s office. You may also drop off your ballot at any polling place in your county by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

If you are a military or an overseas citizen, you may request an early ballot, receive voter registration materials, a Federal Post Card Application and a ballot by visiting my Web site dedicated to military and overseas citizens, www.azsos.gov/election/military.htm. This information may be requested and received by mail or fax.

I encourage you to visit my Web site, www.azsos.gov, for more information about the 2006 General Election. Thank you for taking the time to study the issues and candidates on the ballot. And, more importantly, thank you for taking the time to make your voice heard by voting.

Sincerely,

Janice K. Brewer
Secretary of State

VOTER REGISTRATION

October 9 is the registration deadline for the 2006 General Election.

Visit the Secretary of State's Web page at www.azsos.gov to register to vote. The easiest way to register is through the EZ Voter Program. EZ Voter is a quick four-step process in English or Spanish that allows you to register in just a couple of minutes. You must have an Arizona driver license or nonoperating identification license issued after October 1, 1996, in order to use EZ Voter.

If you do not have an Arizona driver license or nonoperating identification license, the Secretary of State's Web site also provides a voter registration form that can be filled out and printed on a home computer. Once signed, it can be mailed to the Secretary of State's office or the appropriate county recorder. You may also request a voter registration form by calling toll-free within Arizona 1-877-THE VOTE (1-877-843-8683).

Voter registration forms are also available from the county recorder in each county, as well as at government offices and public locations throughout the state. Completed forms can be sent to the appropriate county recorder listed in this publication on page 11.

For those Arizona residents who are temporarily absent from the state, you can register by mailing a registration form to the county recorder in your county of residence.

EARLY VOTING

Any registered voter can vote early in Arizona’s 2006 General Election. Between October 5 and October 27, an early ballot will be mailed to registered voters who request one.
Registered voters can request an early ballot by telephone, mail or fax. Such requests must be received by your county recorder before 5 p.m. on October 27, 2006. A written request must include the voter’s name and address as registered, date of birth, election for which the ballot is requested, address where the voter is temporarily residing (if applicable), and the signature of the voter. In some cases you may be able to request an early ballot on-line. Check with your county recorder, whose information can be found on page 11.

Ballots MUST be received by the county recorder, either by personal delivery or by mail, or may be dropped off at any polling place in the voter’s county of residence no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day.

MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS

New changes have made it easier for military and overseas personnel to participate in federal and Arizona elections. A special Web site at www.azsos.gov/election/military.htm has been set up to facilitate voter registration and early ballot requests for those military and overseas voters. While on-line you may fill out the Federal Postcard Application (FPCA), which serves as both the voter registration and early ballot request form. You can also request the FPCA from your voting assistance officer or by contacting your county recorder directly (see page 11). You can fax back the FPCA request, which will be processed by the appropriate county recorder. Once you have voted your early ballot, you can fax it directly to your county recorder for processing. You may also fax your FPCA request and ballot to the Secretary of State’s office at 602-364-2087, which will then be forwarded to the appropriate county recorder. Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

POLL WORKERS NEEDED

The Secretary of State’s office is reaching out to corporate and community outreach networks to promote the need for poll workers on Election Day. This important civic responsibility is open to all registered voters in Arizona and citizens who are at least sixteen years of age at the time of the election. Bilingual (Spanish or Native American) speaking poll workers are especially needed. Poll workers are paid for their time and effort. If you are interested, please call your county elections department (see page 12).

VOTER RIGHTS

Any voter may be accompanied into the voting booth and assisted in casting a ballot by a person of his or her choice or by two (2) poll workers of different political parties. Candidates whose names appear on the ballot (other than precinct committeemen) may not assist voters. In addition, a voter may also be accompanied by a person under the age of 18 pursuant to Arizona’s “Youth in the Booth” law. Sample ballots may be brought to the polling place and may be taken into the voting booth at the time of the election. Any qualified voter who is in line to vote at 7 p.m. on Election Day shall be allowed to prepare and cast a ballot.

INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTERS AND ELECTION OFFICERS

1. The polls are open from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

2. Please give your full name and place of residence and appropriate identification document(s) (see below) to the election officer in charge of the signature roster. The election officer will determine which type of ballot you will use to cast your vote.

3. Once you have received your ballot, go to the next available voting booth to cast your vote. Follow the instructions and mark your ballot opposite the name of each candidate and ballot measure that reflects your choice.

4. If you want to vote for a person who is not printed on the ballot, write that person’s name on the lines provided and mark the ballot in the appropriate place next to the name you have written.

5. Ask for assistance if you are physically unable to mark your ballot. An accessible voting device will be available in every polling place. Two election officers from opposing political parties may also accompany you to the voting booth. They will:

  • tell you the names of all candidates for each office on the ballot;
  • tell you the political parties by which the candidates were nominated for each office;
  • read you the text describing the ballot measures;
  • ask the name of the candidates and ballot measures that reflect your choice; and
  • mark your ballot correctly.

Neither of the election officers who assist you with your vote are allowed to influence your vote by recommending or suggesting any candidate, political party or any ballot measure.

6. If you accidentally spoil your ballot, present it to the election judge. Make sure to conceal any votes you have made on the ballot. Either you or the judge will need to mark the ballot as spoiled, and the judge will give you another ballot on which to cast your vote. You are allowed to spoil no more than three ballots.

If you feel that a violation of the Help America Vote Act or other election law has occurred, you may contact:
Secretary of State Election Services Division
1700 West Washington Street, 7th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
1-877-THE VOTE
www.azsos.gov

ID AT THE POLLS

The following forms of identification will be sufficient proof of identification at the polls:
Acceptable forms of identification with photograph, name, and address of the elector

  • Valid Arizona driver license
  • Valid Arizona nonoperating identification license
  • Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification
  • Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification
    An identification is "valid" unless it can be determined on its face that it has expired.

Acceptable forms of identification without a photograph that bear the name and address of the elector (two required)

  • Utility bill of the elector that is dated within ninety 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 ninety 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
  • 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

An identification is "valid" unless it can be determined on its face that it has expired.

RIGHT TO VOTE A PROVISIONAL BALLOT

You have a right to vote a provisional ballot if one of the following situations applies to you:

  • if your name does not appear on the precinct register and you are in the correct polling place
  • if you have moved to a new address within the county and have not updated your voter registration
  • if you have legally changed your name and have not updated your voter registration
  • if you requested an early ballot but did not vote it
  • if you have not produced sufficient identification
  • if you were challenged as a qualified elector

To vote a provisional ballot:

  • present to the election officer an identification stating your given name and surname,
  • present to the election officer your complete residence address, or
  • sign an affirmation stating that you are a registered voter in this jurisdiction and are eligible to vote.
  • if you vote a provisional ballot, the election official will enter your name on the signature roster. You will be asked to provide your signature next to your name.

Once you have voted a provisional ballot, your ballot will be placed in a provisional ballot envelope which you can seal. The election official will ensure that the envelope is sealed. You will then be given a provisional ballot receipt with information on how to verify the status of your provisional ballot. If you are provided a provisional ballot because you did not produce appropriate identification, you will be provided instructions on how and where to produce identification to assure your vote is counted.

2006 Citizens Clean Elections Commission Candidate Statements Pamphlet

The 2006 General Election Candidate Statements Pamphlet is available from the Citizens Clean Elections Commission prior to the start of early voting.
A pamphlet is mailed to every household in Arizona that contains a registered voter. If you would like more information about the Candidate Statements Pamphlet, contact the Citizens Clean Elections Commission at: 602-364-3477; Toll-free number for other Arizona area codes: 1-877-631-8891; Web site address www.ccec.state.az.us; or visit the Commission’s office at 1616 W. Adams, Suite 110, Phoenix, Arizona 85007.

NOTICE

At the time this pamphlet was printed, the verification of initiative petition signatures by the county recorders and court challenges were not yet complete. It is possible that not all of the propositions published in this pamphlet will be on the General Election ballot on November 7, 2006. Please review your ballot carefully before voting.

For information about propositions on the November ballot, visit the Secretary of State’s Web site, www.azsos.gov, or call 1-877-THE VOTE (1-877-843-8683). Those measures that achieve ballot status will be listed on the Web site upon completion of the verification process and court proceedings.

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

This publication is available in alternate formats.

The 2006 Publicity Pamphlet is available in alternate formats. Arizona residents who need information about the 2006 ballot propositions in another format should contact the Election Services Division of the Secretary of State’s Office at 602-542-8683, 1-877-THE VOTE (1-877-843-8683), 1-800-458-5842, or TDD 602-255-8683.

Voter registration assistance

Arizona residents who need assistance with registering to vote should contact the appropriate county recorder at the number listed on page 11.

You may register to vote on-line through the EZ Voter Program by visiting the Secretary of State’s Web site at www.azsos.gov.

You may also register to vote by mail. Forms are available at government offices and public locations throughout the state. Forms may be requested by calling the appropriate county recorder or by calling 1-877-THE VOTE (1-877-843-8683), TDD 602-255-8683 or by visiting the Secretary of State’s Web site at www.azsos.gov.

Accessibility for voters

County election officials will accommodate special needs of voters who are physically unable to go to the polls or who need special access or special voting aid at the polling places. Accessible voting devices will be available in every polling place. Accessible voting machines create an independent and private voting experience for people with disabilities. Arizona residents who need assistance with voting should contact their county election department at the numbers listed on page 12.

COUNTY RECORDERS

Apache County
LeNora Y. Johnson
P.O. Box 425
St. Johns, Arizona 85936-0425
Phone 928/337-7514
Fax 928/337-7676
TDD 928/337-4402
e-mail: ljohnson@co.apache.az.us

Cochise County
Christine Rhodes
1415 West Melody Lane, Building B
Bisbee, Arizona 85603
Phone 520/432-8354
Fax 520/432-8368
TDD 520/432-8360
e-mail: recorders@co.cochise.az.us

Coconino County
Candace D. “Candy” Owens
110 East Cherry Avenue
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001-4696
Phone 928/779-6585 or 800/793-6181
Fax 928/779-6739
TDD 928/226-6073
e-mail: cowens@coconino.az.gov

Gila County
Linda Haught Ortega
1400 East Ash Street
Globe, Arizona 85501-1496
Phone 928/425-3231 Ext. 8730
Fax 928/425-9270
TDD 928/425-0839
e-mail: lortega@co.gila.az.us

Graham County
Wendy John
921 Thatcher Blvd.
Safford, Arizona 85546-2858
Phone 928/428-3560
Fax 928/428-8828
TDD 928/428-3562
e-mail: wjohn@graham.az.gov

Greenlee County
Berta Manuz
P.O. Box 1625
Clifton, Arizona 85533-1625
Phone 928/865-2632
Fax 928/865-4417
TDD 928/865-2632
e-mail: bmanuz@co.greenlee.az.us

La Paz County
Shelly Baker
1112 Joshua Avenue, Suite 201
Parker, Arizona 85344-5755
Phone 928/669-6136
Fax 928/669-5638
TDD 928/669-8400
e-mail: sbaker@co.la-paz.az.us

Maricopa County
Helen Purcell
111 South 3rd Avenue, Suite 103
Phoenix, Arizona 85003-2225
Phone 602/506-1511
Fax 602/506-3069
TDD 602/506-5028
e-mail: recorder@risc.maricopa.gov

Mohave County
Joan McCall
P.O. Box 70
Kingman, Arizona 86402-0070
Phone 928/753-0767
Fax 928/718-4917
TDD 928/753-0769
e-mail: joan.mccall@co.mohave.az.us

Navajo County
Laurette Justman
P.O. Box 668
Holbrook, Arizona 86025-0668
Phone 928/524-4194
Fax 928/524-4308
TDD 928/524-4294
e-mail: laurie.justman@co.navajo.az.us

Pima County
F. Ann Rodriguez
P.O. Box 3145
Tucson, Arizona 85702-3145
Phone 520/740-4330
Fax 520/623-1785
TDD 520/740-4320
e-mail: fann@recorder.pima.gov

Pinal County
Laura Dean-Lytle
P.O. Box 848
Florence, Arizona 85232-0848
Phone 520/866-6850
Fax 520/866-6872
TDD 520/866-6851
e-mail: recorder@co.pinal.az.us

Santa Cruz County
Suzanne “Suzie” Sainz
2150 North Congress Drive
Nogales, Arizona 85621-1090
Phone 520/375-7990
Fax 520/375-7996
TDD 520/761-7816
e-mail: ssainz@co.santa-cruz.az.us

Yavapai County
Ana Wayman-Trujillo
1015 Fair Street, Room 228
Prescott, Arizona 86305-1852
Phone 928/771-3248
Fax 928/771-3446
TDD 928/771-3530
e-mail: ana.wayman-trujillo@co.yavapai.az.us

Yuma County
Susan Hightower Marler
410 South Maiden Lane, #B
Yuma, Arizona 85364-2311
Phone 928/373-6020
Fax 928/373-6024
TDD 928/373-6033
e-mail: susan.marler@co.yuma.az.us

COUNTY ELECTION DIRECTORS

Apache County
Steve Kizer
P.O. Box 428
St. Johns, Arizona 85936
Phone 928/337-7537
Fax 928/337-2003
e-mail: skizer@co.apache.az.us

Cochise County
Thomas Schelling
P.O. Box 223
Bisbee, Arizona 85603
Phone 520/432-8970
Fax 520/432-8995
e-mail: tschelling@co.cochise.az.us

Coconino County
Patty Hansen
110 East Cherry Avenue
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
Phone 928/779-6589
Fax 928/779-6739
e-mail: phansen@coconino.az.gov

Gila County
Dixie Mundy
1400 East Ash Street
Globe, Arizona 85501
Phone 928/402-8708
Fax 928/425-0319
e-mail: dmundy@co.gila.az.us

Graham County
Judy Dickerson
921 Thatcher Blvd.
Safford, Arizona 85546
Phone 928/428-3250 Fax 928/428-5951
e-mail: jdickerson@graham.az.gov

Greenlee County
Yvonne Pearson
P.O. Box 908
Clifton, Arizona 85533
Phone 928/865-2072
Fax 928/865-4417
e-mail: ypearson@co.greenlee.az.us

La Paz County
Donna J. Hale
1108 Joshua Avenue
Parker, Arizona 85344
Phone 928/669-6115
Fax 928/669-9709
e-mail: dhale@co.la-paz.az.us

Maricopa County
Karen Osborne
111 South 3rd Avenue, Suite 102
Phoenix, Arizona 85003
Phone 602/506-1511
Fax 602/506-3069
e-mail: elections@risc.maricopa.gov

Mohave County
Allen Tempert
P.O. Box 7000
Kingman, Arizona 86402-7000
Phone 928/753-0733
Fax 928/718-4956
e-mail: elections@co.mohave.az.us

Navajo County
Kelly Dastrup
P.O. Box 668
Holbrook, Arizona 86025
Phone 928/524-4062
Fax 928/524-4048
e-mail: kelly.dastrup@co.navajo.az.us

Pima County
Brad R. Nelson
130 West Congress Street, 8th Floor
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Phone 520/740-4260
Fax 520/620-1414
e-mail: brad.nelson@pima.gov

Pinal County
Gilbert Hoyos
Physical: 383 North Main Street
Mailing: P.O. Box 1592
Florence, Arizona 85232-1592
Phone 520/866-7555
Fax 520/866-7551
e-mail: pcelections@co.pinal.az.us

Santa Cruz County
Melinda Meek
2150 North Congress Drive, Suite 119
Nogales, Arizona 85621
Phone 520/375-7808
Fax 520/761-7843
e-mail: mmeek@co.santa-cruz.az.us

Yavapai County
Lynn Constabile
1015 Fair Street, Room 228
Prescott, Arizona 86305
Phone 928/771-3250
Fax 928/771-3446
e-mail: web.elections@co.yavapai.az.us

Yuma County
Patti Madrill
198 South Main Street
Yuma, Arizona 85364
Phone 928/373-1014
Fax 928/373-1154
e-mail: patti.madrill@co.yuma.az.us

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