How to Vote in Arizona in 2018


Hello Arizona! If you are 18 or older, haven’t committed a felony, &
live in Arizona whether you’re a resident or a full-time
student there, you are eligible to vote in Arizona. But first you have to make sure you’re registered. You can visit the link in the description
to see if you’re registered already. If you aren’t registered, or have moved counties
since the last election, and you have a valid Arizona
Driver’s license, you can register online. If you don’t have an Arizona license – maybe you don’t
drive or you’re a college student from another state – you either have to fill out a form and mail it in, or
go register in person at your County Recorder’s office. No matter how you register, you need to do
it before October 9th to vote in the November
general election. The links to both the online and mail-in forms
will be in the description. Once you’re registered, you can vote early
if you want. The rules for early voting vary by county
so you’ll want to check your county’s website
in the links below, but most counties offer a handful of locations
where you can go vote in person starting around
2-4 weeks before election day. If you’d rather vote from home, you can go online, using the same website where you checked your registration, and you can request to have an absentee ballot mailed to you. You can vote by mail even if you will be in
your home county on election day – they’ll just send you a ballot and you fill it out and
return it with proof of citizenship, like a photocopy
of your ID, birth certificate, or passport. If you request an absentee ballot online, there’s even an option to sign up to automatically receive an absentee ballot for every election, so you don’t even have to think about it. They’ll just mail you a ballot every time
you’re eligible to vote. If you’re going to vote in person on election
day, you can find out where you’re supposed
to go using the link below. And you’ll need to bring a photo ID with you
like a driver’s license, state ID, Tribal ID, or passport. If you don’t have one of those, you can
bring TWO of proofs of name and address like: A recent utility bill or bank statement with
your name and address on it, an Arizona vehicle registration or insurance card, or the voter
registration card you get in the mail after
you register. There are a handful of other, less common
documents they will also accept – the full
list will be in the description. If you want to see everything that’s going to be
on the ballot ahead of time, you can go to your county
recorder’s website and look at a sample ballot. This gives you a chance to research the candidates
for your local elections ahead of time, but don’t panic
if you see like, 18 judges elections on there. Your vote still counts if you have to leave
a few things blank. But all those judges do matter, so you can
use your sample ballot to look up the candidates
ahead of time. You can even print it out and bring it to
the polls with you so you can remember how
you want to vote. One more thing: if you’re going to vote—open
up your notes app or grab a piece of paper
and make a plan. Write down when and how you’re going to
register, what time you’re going to vote, how you’re gonna get there, even who you’re
going to bring to the polls with you. Having a plan is a great way to make sure
that nothing unexpected stops you from voting
on November 6th. All the links you need to check your registration
and polling location will be in the description. Thank you for voting.

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Comments

  1. Can you help me with this? I got seriously tired of the two dominant parties in our country a couple years ago and changed my status so that I'm now a registered independent voter. Does that mean I can't vote on certain things? Do you have to be a Republican to vote for Republican candidates, etc.? Thanks!

  2. Thank you so much for your video but, do you know if can I vote this year if my 18th birthday is on election day?

  3. There is so many judges in the ballot. Is there any info on how they have been doing with court cases? How do I know if a judge is fair or a jerk?

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