VOTE: Election 2020
Arizona
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Voting

VOTING IN PERSON

Poll Times
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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VOTE BY MAIL

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

Early voting
Oct. 7

MILITARY OR VOTING OVERSEAS

Members of the military, their families, and US citizens living overseas can request a ballot to vote from anywhere in the world.

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Get Ready to Vote
General Election
November 3
ELECTION DAY

To vote in your state, make sure you’re registered. Here are some important deadlines:

The deadline for online/mail registration is 10/15.

The deadline for in-person registration is 10/15.

Arizona does not allow Election Day voter registration.

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What's on my ballot?

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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 46th president of the United States, assuming office on January 20, 2021.

He won the 2020 presidential election on November 3, 2020, with 306 electoral votes. Biden launched his campaign for president of the United States on April 25, 2019. He announced U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D) as his running mate on August 11, 2020.

Biden was the 47th 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 January 12, 2017, 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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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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U.S. Senate Arizona

Biography

Mark Kelly (Democratic Party) is a member of the U.S. Senate from Arizona. He assumed office on December 2, 2020. His current term ends on January 3, 2023.

Kelly (Democratic Party) ran in a special election to the U.S. Senate to represent Arizona. He won in the special general election on November 3, 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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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).