Little can be done to sufficiently honor those who have given their lives to secure our freedoms. We pause each Memorial Day with gratitude to pray for their families, and publicly recognize their sacrifice. We can do more. We can renew our commitment to further protect those freedoms by exercising them – starting with our vote.
Let’s not allow discouragement, dissatisfaction, or disillusionment to keep us from the political process that inescapably impacts our daily lives.
Here are some dates to remember, and links to use and to share with others who will also commit to casting informed votes this election year.
2020 Arizona Primary Election Dates
Deadline to register to vote – July 6 click here to register to vote in the 2020 election
Early voting begins – July 8
Deadline to request PEVL – July 24 click here to get on PEVL/ mail-in ballot
Last day to mail-in ballots – July 29 (or drop off at any voting location on Election Day)
Deadline to submit absentee by mail or in person – July 6
Primary Election – August 4 click here to find your voting location
2020 General Election
Deadline to register to vote – Oct 5 click here to register to vote in the 2020 election
Early voting begins – October 7
Deadline to request PEVL – October 23 click here to sign up for PEVL/mail-in ballot
Deadline to mail-in ballot – October 28 (or drop off at any voting location on Election Day)
General Election – November 3 click here to find your voting location
- To check your voter registration status, register to vote for the first time, or make changes such as address or party affiliation click here.
- If you will turn 18 by August 4, 2020 you can register to vote in the Arizona Primary Election
- If you will turn 18 by November 3, 2020 you can register to vote in the General Election
- To sign up for the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) and receive a mail-in ballot for this year and in the future, click here
- By July 24 to receive a mail in ballot for the Aug 4 Primary Election
- By October 23 to receive a mail-in ballot for the Nov 3 General Election
A WORD ABOUT EARLY VOTING
Between 50% and 80% of Arizona voters will vote by mail through the PEVL system. This requires residents request a form, fill it out, return it, and meet the eligibility requirements.
This is different from the all-mail voting many people have been talking about in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In that case, the government would send everyone a ballot to mail-in their vote. This scenario is ripe for fraud and abuse. Read more about the unnecessary risks here.
At CAP, we commit each day to protect the God-given freedoms servicemen and women died to secure. We strive to maintain the freedom of Arizonans to live and work according to their deeply held beliefs. We work to preserve parental rights in education, healthcare, and the wellbeing of their children. We honor everyone’s freedom to live out their natural life, and we push back against a coercive government always ready to overreach.
What is your commitment this Memorial Day? How will you fulfill your duty as a citizen of this great and free country to honor the sacrifices of so many American patriots?
Let’s all honor them with our vote.
- Some push, not for all-mail-in voting, but for online Read about the dangers of on-line voting under the guise of staying “safe.”
- PBS is streaming the remarkable story of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for another week. Listen to Justice Thomas explain how poverty, discrimination, and hard work made him who he is today. Watch it here.
- Read the CDC’s updated warnings about the spread of COVID-19. Experts no longer believe people are at risk of picking it up off surfaces.
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