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April 19 is the registration deadline for the 2010 Special Election.

Visit the Secretary of State's Web page at to register to vote. The easiest way to register is online through the EZ Voter Program. EZ Voter is a quick four-step process in English or Spanish that allows you to register online 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 Website also provides a voter registration form that can be completed online and then printed out.




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 government offices and public locations throughout the state. Completed forms can be sent to the appropriate county recorder listed in this publication on page 10; your county recorder can also provide assistance with registering to vote in person or by phone at the number listed on page 10.




Any registered voter can vote early in Arizona's 2010 Special Election. Between April 22 and May 7, 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 May 7, 2010. A written request must include the voter's name and address as registered, date of birth and state, the 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 online. Check with your county recorder, whose information can be found on page 10.




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 personnel are able to conveniently participate in federal and Arizona elections by visiting the Secretary of State online at

While online, the military or overseas voter may fill out the Federal Postcard Application (FPCA), which serves as both the voter registration and early ballot request form.















The voter can also request the FPCA from his or her voting assistance officer or by contacting the county recorder directly (see page 10). Once the FPCA has been filled out by the military or overseas voter, it may be faxed back to the appropriate county recorder, or to the Secretary of State's office at 602-364-2087. The Secretary of State's office will forward the FPCA to the appropriate county recorder.

Using the Secretary of State's secure ballot upload system, a military or overseas voter will receive information on how to use the site to electronically submit the voter's ballot after the request for an early ballot is processed. The voter will log onto the secured site and upload an image of the voted ballot which will then be securely transferred to the proper county. A military or overseas voter can also fax the voter's ballot directly to the proper county recorder for processing. Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day.





The 2010 Special Election Publicity Pamphlet and Sample Ballot is available in alternate formats. Arizona residents who need information about the 2010 special election ballot proposition 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.













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 11.


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

2. Please give your full name and place of residence and appropriate identification document(s) (see on next page) to the election officer in charge of the signature roster.

The election officer will give you a 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 to reflect your choice.







4. Ask for assistance if you are physically unable to mark your ballot. An accessible voting device will be available in every polling place.

If you desire, two election officers of different political parties may also accompany you to the voting booth.

They may assist you by:

· reading you the text that describes the ballot measure;

· asking for your response to the ballot measure that reflects your choice; and

· marking your ballot correctly.

Neither of the election officers who assist you with your vote are allowed to influence your vote by recommending or suggesting a choice for the ballot measure.

5. 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 inspector and a judge will need to mark the ballot as spoiled in ink, and the judge will give you another ballot on which to cast your vote.

Each voter is entitled to only two additional ballots, and only to replace spoiled 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 W. Washington St., 7th Floor

Phoenix, Arizona 85007






As an Arizona voter, you should bring proof of identity to your polling place. When you arrive, simply give your name and place of residence to the election official. Then, present either: 1 form of identification that has your name, address and photograph (List 1); 2 forms of identification that show your name and address (List 2); or any 2 forms of identification presented in List 3.

List 1

Acceptable forms of identification with photograph, name, and address of the elector (only 1 required):





· 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.


List 2

Acceptable forms of identification without a photograph that bear the name and address of the elector (2 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 identification or enrollment card

· Certificate of Indian Blood

· Tribal voter registration card issued for tribal elections

· Tribal home site assignment lease, permit or allotment

· Tribal grazing permit allotment

· 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"

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


List 3

Acceptable forms of identification, one with photo, one without (2 required):

· Any valid photo identification from List 1 in which the address does not match the precinct register accompanied by one valid item from List 2

· 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

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




The Arizona Secretary of State is providing additional online services that will help Arizona citizens when voting.



Arizona is already a leader in the nation in online voter registration. These new services will allow Arizona citizens to:

· Check their voter registration status

· Check their polling location

· Check their provisional ballot status

Please visit to use these new services





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 or inactive list 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, and

· 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. Your vote will be counted only if you are eligible to vote in the polling place in which you cast your provisional ballot.

Once you have voted a provisional ballot, your ballot will be placed in a provisional ballot envelope that 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.


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 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.









Poll workers are critical to a successful election. The Secretary of State's office is reaching out to civic minded citizens to serve on Election Day.

This important civic responsibility is open to all registered voters in Arizona and citizens who are at least 16 years of age at the time of the election. Bilingual (Spanish-speaking or Native American-speaking) poll workers are especially needed. Poll workers are paid for their time and effort.

If you are interested, please visit or contact your local county elections office (see page 11).

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