Stories tagged: "Voter Stories 2020"


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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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Black Lives Matter Is Inspiring Young People to Register to Vote. Could They Swing the Election?

Beyond demanding an end to racial injustice, the protests have also offered an opportunity to register more people to vote.

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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.