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In Maricopa County, the voter registration deadline for the Aug. 28 primaries is July 30. Everyone should make sure they are registered, and that their voter registration is up to date.

This means that if you have changed your name, address, even your apartment number within an apartment complex, your driver’s license, or if your signature has changed, you need to re-register. Ballots are not forwarded.

If you need to update your records, contact Maricopa County by July 30 at www.maricopa.vote or call 602-506-1511.

New residents and new voters should register to vote online at www.servicearizona.com/VoterRegistration. New residents can also register to vote when they get their new driver’s licenses at the DMV.

Alternative ballots in large print, Braille or Spanish can be requested. Ask about services for the deaf and hearing impaired at www.maricopa.vote or call 602-506-1511.

For those people who have chosen to use mail-in ballots, the ballots will be mailed Aug. 1, and must be returned by Aug. 22.

For the first time this year, you can get ballot status updates via text:  send “Join” to 628-683.  

If you don’t want to wait in line in the heat at your polling place, ask to be put on the PEVL, or permanent early voting list. It is important that everyone make their voice heard and vote. Vote by mail by Aug. 22, or vote at your polling place on Aug. 28. 

This message is sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Northwest Maricopa County www.nwmc.az.lwvnet.org. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League also welcomes men as members.

Susan Penner

Voter Service Director

LWV/NWMC