The coming week marks two big dates in the leadup to Arizona’s Nov. 3 general election.
Monday is the deadline to register to be eligible to vote in the election, which features races at the national, state and local levels, and Wednesday is the first day that election officials can mail early ballots to voters.
Over the weekend, several groups made their final push to register eligible voters, including the Arizona Center for Empowerment. Beginning Friday, ACE — through its Voteria AZ campaign — held five “pop up” and drive-thru registration events outside its offices and Valley restaurants.
“We really want to make sure that folks know that, if they’ve had any issues registering online or anything like that, that’s what we’re here for — to register them with a paper form,” said the campaign’s regional field director, Osman Erives.
The organization set out to register 30,000 new voters since the beginning of the year.
Looking ahead, Oct. 23 is the deadline to request an early ballot to return by mail.
People can register to vote through the state’s ServiceArizona.com website or through the office of each county recorder.