General Election - November 8, 2016
(Candidates, Justices/Judges for Retention, Ballot Propositions)
2016 General Election Publicity Pamphlet
General Election Popular Questions
- Why were the independent candidates not included on my ballot in the Primary Election?
An independent candidate who submits enough valid signatures to be “nominated other than by primary” is exempt from participating in the Primary Election (A.R.S. § 16-341). The primary election is reserved for candidates who belong to a recognized political party in the State of Arizona.
- When will the Secretary of State officially declare the winners?
The Secretary of State will declare the winners of the election during the official state canvass, which is to be held on the fourth Monday following the General Election. For the 2016 General Election that day will be December 5, 2016.
- Do I have to vote for every office on my ballot?
No, you do not have to vote for every office on your ballot. Your vote will be counted for each office that a vote was cast and all contests left blank will not be counted.
The state of Arizona is looking for qualified individuals who are willing to work on election day as poll workers.
The 2016 Election Cycle is going to be busier than ever as America elects a new President. This means more Arizona voters are going to show up on Election Day than ever before. With more than 1,500 polling locations and seven positions needed per location, Arizona will need approximately 10,000 poll workers for the day of the election. All poll workers will undergo training and will be compensated for their time.
Do you qualify to be a poll worker
- Must be at least 16 years old
- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- Must attend required training
- Must be available for either the Primary Election, August 30 and/or the General Election, November 8
- Must be a Registered Voter (Unless participating in a student program)
What are the responsibilities of a poll worker?
- Assisting in setting up and taking down the polling location
- Providing direct help to voters as necessary
- Knowing how to properly operate the voting equipment
- Checking voter ID
- Issuing voters their proper ballot
- Serving all voters promptly and with specific sensitivity to voters with special needs.