In recent years, Arizona officials have changed how voters cast ballots. Today, more than 70% of the population votes by mail. But that change doesn’t benefit Arizonans equally. Consider that only 26% of Native Americans live on a U.S. Postal Service route, which makes it more difficult to receive and vote by mail. All Voting is Local Arizona has these areas of focus:
- Ensuring Arizonans who are less likely to vote by mail, such as Native Americans, Latinos, African Americans, and students, can vote in-person–both early and on Election Day–at polling places that are accessible and are near where they live and work, and without waiting in a long line to vote.
- Advocating for fair rules for Arizonans casting ballots by mail or in person, so they know their votes will count.
- Fighting for voting programs in local jails to increase the number of Arizonans in jail who can cast a ballot in the 2020 election.
All Voting is Local Arizona’s fight to remove obstacles to the ballot has secured victories and called out unfair practices to achieve voting that is free, fair, and accessible to all.
News from Arizona
Bipartisan Action Right Step in Ensuring Safe, Fair Elections in Arizona
PHOENIX — All Voting is Local Arizona State Director Alex Gulotta released the following statement in response to Governor Doug Ducey and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs’ announcement to use $9 million in COVID-19 response federal funding from the CARES Act to safeguard Arizona’s elections, after being thwarted by partisan disagreements:
Advocates Urge Lawmakers to Ensure Election Changes are Accessible for Native American Communities
PHOENIX – All Voting is Local - Arizona and Arizona Advocacy Network released the following joint statement in response to Arizona SB1077—a bill that would move the state to all mail voting. The groups urged state lawmakers to consult Native American leaders before approving such a significant change to how Arizonans cast their ballots.
Arizona Officials Must Implement Election Crisis Measures, Efforts to Inform Voters
With election officials making voting changes amid concerns about coronavirus, All Voting is Local, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Campaign Legal Center are urging Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Attorney General Mark Brnovich to create and make public a statewide crisis action plan for the Presidential Preference Election on Tuesday, March 17 by extending early voting, and notifying voters directly of changes in their polling places through television ads and public service announcements. In addition, advocates will inform voters of polling place changes and continue to support voters experiencing polling place problems through the nonpartisan voter hotline, 866-OUR-VOTE.