VOTE: Election 2020
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6 a.m. - 7 p.m.

ID Requirements
Photo identification or two forms of non-photo identification is required:

Driver’s license
U.S. federal, state, or local government-issued ID, issued with printed name and address
Arizona ID card
Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal ID

If a voter does not have one of the above forms of ID, the voter can present two of the following forms of ID that contain the voter’s name and address:

Utility bill
Bank or credit union statement that is dated within 90 days of the date of the election
Valid Arizona vehicle registration
Arizona vehicle insurance card
Indian census card
Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification
Property tax statement
Recorder's certificate
Voter registration card
Valid federal, state, or local government-issued identification

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Can I vote by mail in Arizona?
Yes! Any voter can request a mail-in ballot, no excuse required.

Can I submit an application online?
Yes, just tap the button below.

What's the deadline to request a mail-in ballot?
Your request must be received by Oct. 23 by 5 p.m.

What's the deadline to submit my ballot?
Your mail-in ballot must be received by your local election office by 7 p.m. on Election Day (Nov. 3).

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Early voting
Oct. 7

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Candidates & Races

President of the United States

Biography

Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. (b. November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is the former Democratic vice president of the United States, serving under President Barack Obama (D) from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Delaware from 1973 to 2009.

On April 25, 2019, Biden announced that he was running for president of the United States in 2020. With the plurality of pledged delegates, Biden became the presumptive Democratic nominee on April 8, 2020, after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) suspended his presidential campaign. Biden crossed the delegate threshold necessary to win the nomination on June 5, 2020, and was formally nominated at the 2020 Democratic National Convention on August 18, 2020.

Biden announced U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D) as his running mate on August 11, 2020. He called her "a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants." Harris is the first Black woman to appear on a major party's ticket in the United States.

On January 12, 2017, President Barack Obama awarded Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his lifetime of public service, marking the final time Obama would present the nation's highest civilian honor. Biden received the award with distinction, an additional honor given only to Pope John Paul II, former President Ronald Reagan, and retired Gen. Colin Powell in the previous three administrations.

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Biography

Donald John Trump (b. June 14, 1946, in Queens, New York) is the 45th and current president of the United States. He assumed office on January 20, 2017. He filed to run for re-election on the same day.

Key policy initiatives during Trump's first term include the United States withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and First Step Act in 2018, reducing the size of the ISIS caliphate, and establishing the Space Force as an independent military branch. Trump has made more than 200 federal judicial appointments, including two U.S. Supreme Court justices.

During his presidency, Trump has issued eight vetoes. To read more about these vetoes, click here.

On December 18, 2019, Trump became the third president in U.S. history to be impeached by the U.S. House. The U.S. Senate acquitted Trump on both charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress on February 5, 2020.

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Vice President of the United States

Biography

Kamala Devi Harris (b. October 20, 1964, in Oakland, California) is a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from California. Harris was first elected to the Senate in 2016. She became the second Black woman elected to the U.S. Senate and the first Indian American to serve in the chamber.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Harris was his running mate on August 11, 2020. He called her "a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants." Harris is the first Black woman to appear on a major party's ticket in the United States.

Harris previously ran for president of the United States, entering the race on January 21, 2019. She suspended her presidential campaign on December 3, 2019, and endorsed Biden on March 8, 2020.

Harris is the former attorney general of California. She served in the position from 2011 to 2017. She also served as San Francisco's district attorney from 2004 to 2011.

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Biography

Michael Richard "Mike" Pence (b. June 7, 1959, in Columbus, Indiana) is the 48th vice president of the United States, serving in President Donald Trump's (R) administration. He was elected on November 8, 2016, and sworn in on January 20, 2017.

Pence served as the 50th governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017. As governor, Pence signed into law a 5 percent individual income tax cut in Indiana. He also supported the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 2015, allowing individuals and businesses to exert a right to the free exercise of religion. In his first year in office, FiveThirtyEight ranked him as the second most conservative governor in the country.

From 2001 to 2013, Pence served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. During his final year in the House, Pence was rated a far-right Republican leader based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack.

Pence's press secretary stated that Pence tested negative for coronavirus on March 21, 2020. Pence was tested after one of his staffers tested positive. Click here for more information on political figures impacted by coronavirus.

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U.S. Senate Arizona

Biography

Mark Kelly (Democratic Party) is running in a special election to the U.S. Senate to represent Arizona. He is on the ballot in the special general election on November 3, 2020. He advanced from the special Democratic primary on August 4, 2020.

Kelly is a retired astronaut and co-founder of Americans for Responsible Solutions, a nonprofit organization and super PAC that advocates for stricter gun laws and aims to support what its website calls "commonsense protections from gun violence."

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Biography

Martha McSally (Republican Party) is a member of the U.S. Senate from Arizona. She assumed office on January 3, 2019. Her current term ends on January 3, 2021.

McSally (Republican Party) is running in a special election to the U.S. Senate to represent Arizona. She is on the ballot in the special general election on November 3, 2020. She advanced from the special Republican primary on August 4, 2020.

On December 18, 2018, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) announced the appointment of McSally to the U.S. Senate to replace Sen. Jon Kyl (R). Kyl, who was appointed to the U.S. Senate in September 2018 after the death of former Sen. John McCain (R), resigned from that seat on December 31, 2018.

Prior to her appointment, McSally ran for U.S. Senate in the 2018 election. McSally lost the general election to Kyrsten Sinema (D) on November 6, 2018, after advancing from the primary on August 28, 2018.

McSally is a former Republican member of the U.S. House, representing the 2nd Congressional District of Arizona from 2015 to 2019.

Prior to her 2014 U.S. House bid, McSally served in the Air Force for 26 years and became the first woman fighter pilot to fly in combat. She retired in 2010 as a colonel.

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Biography

Mohammad Arif (Democratic Party) is running in a special election to the U.S. Senate to represent Arizona. He is a write-in candidate in the special general election on November 3, 2020. He withdrew before the special Democratic primary on August 4, 2020.

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Initiatives

Arizona Proposition 207
Marijuana Legalization Initiative (2020)
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A "yes" vote supports this ballot initiative to legalize the possession and use of marijuana for persons who are at least 21 years old, enact a tax on marijuana sales, and require the state Department of Health and Human Services to develop rules to regulate marijuana businesses.

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A "no" vote opposes this ballot initiative, thus keeping the recreational possession and use of marijuana illegal under state law in Arizona.

Arizona Proposition 208
Tax on Incomes Exceeding $250,000 for Teacher Salaries and Schools Initiative (2020)
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A "yes" vote supports this ballot initiative to:

* enact a 3.50% income tax, in addition to the existing income tax (4.50% in 2020), on income above $250,000 (single filing) or $500,000 (joint filing) and 

* distribute the revenue from the 3.50% income tax to teacher and classroom support staff salaries, teacher mentoring and retention programs, career and technical education programs, and the Arizona Teachers Academy.

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A "no" vote opposes this ballot initiative, thus keeping the highest income tax rate at 4.50% (in 2020) on income above $159,000 (single filing) or $318,000 (joint filing).