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The Do’s and Dont’s of Voting by Mail During a Pandemic

Voting by mail is a longtime tradition in Arizona. Voting during a major health crisis? Not so much.

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Pima County Recorder Refuses to Reopen Voting Center for Pascua Yaqui Tribe

County officials authorized an emergency voting site for the tribe, but the recorder’s office says they have no plans to open a new polling place.

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28-Year-Old Phoenician Volunteers to Work Polls to Protect Older Arizonans

Most poll workers in Arizona are retirees in their 60s and 70s who are at elevated risk for COVID-19, so younger volunteers are stepping up to help.

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Postal Service Cuts Leave Arizonans With Spoiled Medication and Late Rent

Voters worry that changes to the postal system could put their ballots in jeopardy of arriving too late to be counted.

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It’s Election Day and You’ve Still Got Your Ballot. Here’s How to Get Your Vote Counted.

While the deadline to mail back absentee ballots has passed, there are still a number of ways Arizonans can cast their vote today.

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Arizona Asks Younger People to Sign Up as Poll Workers to Save Seniors

The risk of catching COVID-19 at a polling place has left some county elections departments struggling to find poll workers.

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How the Pandemic Changed the Way We Vote

Over one million absentee ballots were mailed in Maricopa County, and elections officials have devised many ways for voters to safely cast their ballots.