Secretary of State releases safe voting guide for Arizonans before Election Day

Posted at 9:56 AM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 12:31:21-05

The Secretary of State's Office has issued official guidance on how voters can have a safe experience at the polls during this election.

The "Guidance on Polling Place Conduct and Preventing Voter Intimidation" document was released Tuesday, one week ahead of Election Day.

Each voting location is assigned an inspector and election marshal who are responsible for the safe operation of the center. However, if you still have concerns, the guide covers topics like how to protect your vote, what role observers play, prohibited activities, reporting voter intimidation, what to know when voting or dropping off an early ballot, and more.

“It’s important that voters are aware of their rights before going to vote so that they can keep themselves and others safe,” Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said in a press release. “For example, many voters may not know that they cannot carry a weapon or take photos inside or within 75 feet of a voting location.”

Hobbs also said, "voter intimidation in any form will not be tolerated."

Read the full guide on safe voting and preventing voter intimidation here.

Other information about voting can be found at Arizona.Vote or by calling 1-877-THE-VOTE.