Here are the down-ballot elections voters in LD6 can expect to find on their ballot for the Nov. 3 election, along with a list of voting centers and ballot drop-off locations
Arizona elections officials have been preparing to expand access to voting since March, when the COVID-19 pandemic first began to spread in the state. In an attempt to reduce large gatherings at voting centers, Arizona voters can now vote at any polling location, can begin voting in-person on Oct. 7, and voters on the Permanent Early Voter List have until Oct. 27 to mail back their ballot.
To make the voting process easier, The Copper Courier is providing a resource page so Arizonans can easily research what will be on their ballot and quickly locate their nearest voting center.
Where to Vote For LD 6
Arizona’s Sixth Legislative District is located in the northwest part of the Phoenix metro area. Polling places and ballot drop-off locations that open Oct. 7 are listed below:
Drop Box—Coconino County Public Library: 300 W Aspen Avenue, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Drop Box—Coconino County Downtown Flagstaff Office: 110 E Cherry Avenue, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Drop Box—Coconino County Community Development Office: 2500 N Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Coconino County Elections Office—Drive Thru Service Window: 2304 N. 3 rd Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Drop Box—Coconino County Health & Human Services Building: 2625 N King Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Drop Box—Eastside Flagstaff Elections Office (Flagstaff Mall, next to Dillard’s): 4650 N. US Highway 89, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Drop Box—Sedona City Hall: 102 Roadrunner Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336
Williams City Hall (Select Precincts Only): 113 S 1st Street, Williams, AZ 86046
Grand Canyon Schools Superintendent’ Office (Select Precincts Only): 100 Boulder Street, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
Tuba City Elections Office (Select Precincts Only): 78 Main Street, Tuba City, AZ 86045
Drop Box—Coconino County Adult Probation, Page Office: 549 S Navajo, Page, AZ 86040
Drop Box—Page City Hall (Select Precincts Only): 697 Vista Avenue, Page, AZ 86040
Fredonia Town Hall (Select Precincts Only): 25 N Main Street, Fredonia, AZ 84741
Voting on Election Day
NAU Walkup Skydome: 1705 South San Francisco Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Flagstaff Mall: 4650 North US Highway 89, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Tuba City High School: 67 Warrior Drive, Tuba City, AZ 86045
Starting Down Ballot
Every ballot begins with federal races, leaving races for positions such as school boards and the state legislature near the bottom of the ballot. In order to give more attention to these down-ballot races, The Copper Courier has provided a sample ballot consisting of local races LD6 voters will find on their ballot, using language from the Arizona Secretary of State Office so it will be familiar to readers when they see it on their ballot.
Links to previous reporting on positions and candidates will also be available below. For a full list of town, city, and county candidates that will appear on your ballot, visit the Clean Election Commission website.
Proposed By Initiative Petition Relating To The Responsible Adult Use, Regulation And Taxation Of Marijuana
The law would allow limited marijuana possession, use, and cultivation by adults 21 or older; amend criminal penalties for marijuana possession; ban smoking marijuana in public; impose a 16% excise tax on marijuana sales to fund public programs; authorize state/local regulation of marijuana licensees; and allow expungement of marijuana offenses.
Proposed By Initiative Petition Relating To Education Funding
The law would impose a 3.5% tax surcharge on taxable annual income over $250,000 for a single persons or married persons filing separately, or $500,000 for married persons filing jointly or heads of households, to increase funding for public education.
Legislative authority and responsibilities include passing bills on public policy matters, setting levels for state spending, raising and lowering taxes, and voting to uphold or override gubernatorial vetoes.
Felicia French (D)
- Health Care: Wants to reduce the cost of prescription medication, expand telemedicine, and incentivize health care workers to provide services in rural Arizona
- Economy: Supports growing Arizona’s renewable energy sector and incentivizing hirer wages in rural parts of the state
- Education: Supports funding for early childhood education programs and reforming the state’s model for funding special education
Wendy Rogers (R)
- Health Care: Supports legislation that will restrict women’s access to health care and ending the Affordable Care Act
- Immigration: Supports a ban on sanctuary cities and building a border wall at the U.S.-Mexico border
- Education: Wants to remove government involvement in education and supports private and charter schools and homeschooling
Arizona House of Representatives
Art Abbott (I)
- Education: Increase education budget by closing tax loopholes, use additional funding to invest in preschool and kindergarten programs
- Economy: Account for financial recessions when creating state budget and reform campaign finance laws
- Environment: Restrict uranium mining and reform the state’s forest management policies
Brenda Barton (R)
- Health Care: Voted to allow private companies to deny employees contraception coverage
- Gun Reform: Voted against background checks for firearm sales
- Education: Supports early education and vocational training programs
Walter “Walt” Blackman (R)
- Health Care: Opposes comprehensive sex education in schools, and supports complete ban on abortions
- Criminal Justice: Supported legislation to reform sentencing laws in Arizona
- Immigration: Opposes sanctuary cities and supports the construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border
Coral Evans (D)
- Education: Supports raising teacher pay offering affordable child care
- Economy: Created a small business incubator in Flagstaff, supports tax incentives for local businesses
- Environment: Opposes uranium mining, supports thinning forests to prevent wildfires
Arizona Corporation Commission
The State Corporation Commissioner office is an independent department of state government with delegated administrative, legislative and judicial powers to regulate business and economic interests, including the regulation of insurance, public utilities, securities, retail franchising, and railroads.
- Lea Marquez Peterson (R)
- William “Bill” Mundell (R)
- James “Jim” O’Connor (R)
- Eric Sloan (R)
- Shea Stanfield (D)
- Anna Tovar (D)
Arizona voters have the option to retain judges on the ballot, or to not retain them. If a judge is not retained, a new one will be appointed at the end of the previous judge’s term.
Arizona Supreme Court
Justice Robert Brutinel
Justice Andrew Gould
Justice John Lopex IV
Appeals Court—Division 1
- Jennifer B. Campbell
- Maria Elena Cruz
- Randall Howe
- Paul McMurdle
- James Morse, Jr.
- Jennifer Perkins
- Samuel Thumma
- David Weinzweig
Appeals Court—Division 2
- Sean Brearcliffe
- Karl Eppich
- Garye Vasquez