Touch #5 is ready to go
It is time to expand the reach of our legislative “touches.” We have been contacting Arizona senators and representatives since May with Touches 1-4. Now our strategy calls for a shift in emphasis. Beginning with Touch Five we will be communicating with the staff members of our legislators either by e-mail or phone. If you are unsure of the number of your legislative district (LD) click here to find out. Then contact the staff members for your district’s senator and two representatives.
          For your convenience, here are the names, emails and phone numbers for the staffers of every legislator.    Senate Staff     House Staff
          The target date for completing Touch Five is September 20.
          Whether you schedule a phone conversation or communicate by email please be sure to address the following:
  1. Hello. I volunteer for Arizona End-of-Life Options. We support legislation that allows terminally ill people to die with dignity. I have been sending your legislator information over the past five months about medical aid in dying. My (relative/friend) had a bad death six years ago (tell your story). If we had a medical aid in dying law, Arizonans would not be forced to go through such an ordeal. What experience have you had with death?
  2. Do you have questions about medical aid in dying?
  3. What is the best way of contacting your legislator. I have not yet gotten a response to my inquiries. What suggestions do you have about the best way to get through.
  4. I will be calling you in the next several weeks to arrange a person-to- person conversation with your legislator. How should I go about doing that?
  5. Thank you for your time. I look forward to speaking with you again.
IMPORTANT: After completing Touch Five, be sure to log into our Roll Call program and report the results of your interaction. Here is the link:
Election Day is right around the corner
Here's everything you need to know
We’ve compiled all the deadlines, locations and mail-in ballot information for every Arizona county.

With less than six weeks until ballots are mailed to voters for the November 3 election, it’s important to have all the information you need to make sure your voice is heard.
          The majority of Arizonans already vote by mail, according to Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobb’s official Voting By Mail page. Most voters in Arizona already enjoy the convenience of filling out their ballot in the comfort of their home and mailing it back. 
          Currently, registered voters in Arizona can vote by mail in one of two ways: 
          Those who are registering to vote for the first time can sign up for the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) while registering, OR those already registered can follow the steps below to get their ballot-by-mail. The deadline to register to vote for the November election is Oct. 5.
          Voters must sign up at least 11 days before Election Day to get a ballot-by-mail for the upcoming election. Voters can also request a ballot-by-mail for just the 2020 elections if they don’t want to sign up for the PEVL.
          The Maricopa County Elections Department has a Where Do I Vote page with information on how voters can cast their ballots in real time. In-person voting will be available from October 7 — November 3, with location information to be provided in October. Voters can find out if they’re registered, or request a mail-in ballot at BeBallotReady.Vote. 

Voting options
          Mail-in voting has become a political flash point in many states and some election officials are considering bypassing the US Postal Service altogether by installing ballot drop boxes in public spaces like libraries and community centers. 
          In the past, these boxes have been successfully used in states like Oregon, Washington and Colorado — all of which rely heavily on mail-in ballots. This year, these drop boxes are being expanded because of the COVID-19  pandemic, coupled with concerns about the postal service’s ability to carry out its duties efficiently. 
           Officials in Arizona, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania are asking for more ballot boxes or other drop-off sites that would facilitate ballots reaching election officials without going through the post office. In fact, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is ordering 70 more ballot boxes — most of which will be installed in rural parts of the state. 

Vote early
          The Postal Service has started warning states that it can’t guarantee all mail ballots will be received in time to be counted. To help offset that potential problem, all voters are being urged to cast their ballots as early as possible.
          Remember, the deadline to register to vote is Oct. 5, 2020, and the deadline to join PEVL or request a mail-in ballot is 5 p.m. on Oct. 23, 2020. The recommended deadline for voters to mail back ballots is Oct. 27, 2020.
           On Nov. 3, the day of the election, all ballots must be received by 7 p.m.

County voting information:   
(Fields marked with an * are required.)
● Maricopa County
● Pima County
● Pinal County
● Yavapai County
● Yuma County
● Mohave County
● Coconino County
● Cochise County
● Navajo County
● Apache County
● Gila County
● Santa Cruz County
● Graham County
● La Paz County
● Greenlee County
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