ARIZONA

How to vote from your hospital bed

LINKS

Before October 5, 2020

Register to Vote!

Find more information here https://azsos.gov/elections/voting-election/register-vote-or-update-your-current-voter-information or at https://www.vote.org/

A qualified elector who is confined because of a continuing illness or disability may vote using a ballot-by-mail or by making a verbal or written request to have a special election board personally deliver a ballot to the elector’s residence or other place of confinement. Such requests must be made by 5:00 p.m. on the second Friday before the election. A.R.S. § 16-549(C).

Between 5PM October 20, 2020 and 5PM November 2, 2020

Electors who are hospitalized after 5:00 p.m. on the second Friday before the election and before 5:00 p.m. on Election Day may request a special election board deliver their ballot to the hospital or other place of confinement.

Polls Close on Tuesday November 3, 2020

Your personal representative will return your voted ballot back to a voting location on or before 7 p.m. Western Standard Time on Election Day.

 

DEADLINES

 

STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO VOTE

1.

Check Your Voter Registration

Check if you are registered to vote at vote.org or at http://my.arizona.vote/.

VOTE RIDERS: 

Make sure to check if your state requires a Voter ID. You can find a list of accepted identifications for Arizona HERE. For Spanish click HERE. You can also get your Voter ID questions answered through this link: https://www.messenger.com/t/VoteRiders. If you are requesting a mail in ballot and your state requires you to send a copy of your voter ID but do not have access to a printer, you can send a picture to VoterID@voteriders.org and we will mail you two hard copies. For up-to-date information and help with voter ID you can also call/text VoteRiders: 844-338-8743 or visit voteriders.org. HERE is our link to our digital cards for all 50 states.

The Arizona Center for Disability Law will run a hotline to address any election concerns for persons with disabilities. The ACDL also will file Help America Vote Act (HAVA) complaints.

Call: 602-274-6287 or 1-800-927-2260
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM on Election Day

2.

Request an Emergency Absentee Ballot Application

Before receiving a ballot from a special election board, a voter who requests a special election board after the second Friday before the election must:

  • Provide identification as prescribed by A.R.S. § 16-579 (see Chapter 4, Section IV for more details on the identification requirement).

  • Sign a statement under penalty of perjury containing substantially the following language: “I declare under penalty of perjury that I am experiencing or have experienced an emergency after 5:00 p.m. on the second Friday preceding the election and before 5:00 p.m. on the Monday immediately preceding the election that will prevent me from voting at a polling place on Election Day.”

If you're unable to access a printer, contact your Patient Voting team at patientvoting@gmail.com and we will help deliver materials to you

3.

Obtain Your Ballot

A County Recorder or officer in charge of elections may appoint any number of special election boards to facilitate and enable voting by qualified electors who are ill or have a disability. For partisan elections (like the general election), the board must be comprised of two members, one from each of the two political parties who cast the highest number of votes in the state in the last preceding general election.

5.

Vote!

Fill out your ballot! 

6.

Drop off your Absentee Ballot

Your ballot will be returned via the bipartisan team that delivered the ballot to you. Upon receipt of the return envelope with an early ballot and completed affidavit, a County Recorder or other officer in charge of elections shall compare the signature on the affidavit with the voter’s signature in the voter’s registration record. In addition to the voter registration form, the County Recorder should also consult additional known signatures from other official election documents in the voter’s registration record, such as signature rosters or early ballot/PEVL request forms, in determining whether the signature on the early ballot affidavit was made by the same person who is registered to vote.

 

If satisfied that the signatures were made by the same person, the County Recorder shall place a distinguishing mark on the unopened affidavit envelope to indicate that the signature is sufficient and safely keep the early ballot and affidavit (unopened in the return envelope) until they are transferred to the officer in charge of elections for further processing and tabulation.

If you have difficulty with getting your ballot to the County Elections office, contact your Patient Voting team at patientvoting@gmail.com and we will help figure this out.

 

PRINTABLE MATERIALS

 

HOSPITALS

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City

Representatives:

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PATIENT VOTING TEAM

TEAM MEMBER 

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PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

 

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STATE LAW

A.R.S. § 16-549

A County Recorder or officer in charge of elections may appoint any number of special election boards to facilitate and enable voting by qualified electors who are ill or have a disability. A qualified elector who is confined because of a continuing illness or disability may vote using a ballot-by-mail or by making a verbal or written request to have a special election board personally deliver a ballot to the elector’s residence or other place of confinement. Such requests must be made by 5:00 p.m. on the second Friday before the election. A.R.S. § 16-549(C). Qualified electors who become ill or disabled after the second Friday before the election may nonetheless request personal ballot delivery by a special election board up to, and including, the Monday before the election. The County Recorder or other officer in charge of elections shall honor these requests when possible. A.R.S. § 16-549(D). Electors who are hospitalized after 5:00 p.m. on the second Friday before the election and before 5:00 p.m. on Election Day may request a special election board deliver their ballot to the hospital or other place of confinement. This ballot shall be processed as a provisional ballot to ensure the voter does not vote more than once. A.R.S. § 16-549(D).

 

COVID-19 and Patient Voting

Here is how COVID-19 is affecting Patient Voting in this state:

Contact patientvoting@gmail.com for more info

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