2020 is an election year like no other. The Copper Courier has the information you need to participate in Arizona’s November election, no matter how you choose to do so. For a broader perspective, check out COURIER’s Your Vote 2020 hub for election coverage from our sister publications.

Below you’ll find a collection of stories that explain the ins and outs of voting during a pandemic in Arizona; keep you informed on the barriers put in place this election cycle in Arizona so you can ensure your vote is counted; and highlight the work of Arizonans who are fighting for fairness.

We’re also sharing what it’s like to participate in this election—whether as a first-time voter, poll worker, or mail carrier in Arizona.

Have a story you’d like to share? We’d love to hear it.

Voting Checklist

Are you registered to vote?

  • Check your voter registration status here
  • Register to vote here

Are you voting by mail, in-person, or dropping off your ballot at a polling center?

  • To have a ballot mailed to you, sign up for the Permanent Early Voting List OR make a request for a one-time ballot-by-mail
  • Voters can use polling centers to vote in-person or to drop off ballots that were mailed to them. Find your polling place here.

What’s on your ballot?

  • This November, Arizonans will be voting for the President of the United States, their local school board members, and everything in between. Find out what’s on your ballot by visiting the Arizona Clean Elections Voting Dashboard.

Important Dates and Deadlines

October 5: Deadline to register to vote in the November Election

October 7: Early voting begins

October 23: Last day to request that your ballot be mailed to you

October 27: Last day it is recommended that ballots be mailed back. If you don’t mail your ballot by this date, you can still drop it off at a polling center.

October 30: Last day to vote early in-person

November 3: Election Day! Polling places for in-person voting close at 7 p.m. Early ballots dropped off after 7 p.m. will not be counted.