AZ Vote by Mail Plus: All 15 county recorders AGREE – READ THIS ARTICLE. They want to automatically mail a ballot to every registered voter and they have asked Gov Ducey for this power. He has refused. We need public pressure on him to get him to budge – our state legislators can’t get this done. We are joining Indivisibles and other organizations throughout the state to put pressure on Gov Ducey – PLEASE ACT IMMEDIATELY!
Call to action:
1. Call Gov Ducey 602-542-4331
2. Tweet Gov Ducey @dougducey
3. Email Gov Ducey: https://azgovernor.gov/engage/form/contact-governor-ducey
4. Submit a letter to the editor – see suggestions below.
Ask him to issue an executive order allowing the counties to mail a ballot to every registered voter and enact vote by mail plus for the 2020 Elections, to keep us and our communities safe. We are requesting this change only for 2020, during this unprecedented pandemic.
Want to know what to say? Here are some suggestions:
1. Public health experts recommend against large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. We advocate the expansion of mail-in voting.
2. Voting by Mail does not advantage either party – Recent comparisons of county-level election results and public party registration data for California and Utah voters ranging from 1996 to 2018, researchers found “a truly negligible effect” on partisan turnout rates with the addition of a vote-by-mail option, with turnout slightly up across the entire voting-age population.
3. The Arizona Recorders Association and the Election Officials of Arizona believe it is crucial that they have the ability to hold ballot-by-mail elections for state and federal elections, a practice already authorized for jurisdictional elections. It is the best way to ensure Arizona voters are safe during this pandemic and have the certainty of the continuity of our democracy.
4. AZ Vote By Mail Plus ensures that ballot-by-mail elections are not just conducted through the mail. There are still in-person voting options that vary by county but include ballot replacement sites that open 27 days before and through Election Day. These sites ensure a ballot can get to qualified voters who experience any issues with the mail. Ballot return sites and drop boxes provide voters with the option of delivering their ballots directly to election officials.
Please attend Prescott Indivisible’s General Meeting, Thurs. May 7, 6pm. Your zoom invitation will be sent next week.
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