Pima Youth Vote 2020 Opportunity Youth Voter Guide

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2020 Voter Guide for Opportunity Youth


Who Are Opportunity Youth? Opportunity Youth refers to individuals between the ages of 16 and 24 who are, or have been, disconnected from school or work. In the United States, more than 4.6 million young people between the ages of 16 and 24 are neither in school nor employed. About half of us are living in poverty. In recent years, we have been called “Opportunity Youth,” both because we are seeking opportunity, and we offer the nation an opportunity if it would invest in ways for us to rebuild our communities and our lives. An analysis by the United Health Foundation shows that there are more than 67,000 Opportunity Youth in the Tucson community, nearly 12% of the total population of 16-to 24-year-olds. This election, our voices and votes can make a difference. - United Youth Leadership Council

Youth Voter Influence Arizona is one of the top 10 states where youth voters have the highest potential to influence the 2020 presidential election.

Your Vote Is Your Voice! Voting impacts your access to: • • • •

Education Healthcare Employment Equal Rights and Opportunities • Immigration • Climate Change


Get Registered! The first step toward voting this November is registering to vote. If you have previously registered to vote, or are unsure, you can check your registration status at https://servicearizona.com/ VoterRegistration.

Eligibility 1. You must be a United States citizen. 2. You must be at least 18 years old on Election Day. 3. Convicted felons cannot vote unless they have been restored to civil rights. (Note: For a firsttime felony conviction, civil rights are automatically restored upon completion of the sentence and payment of any fines and restitution.) 4. You must be a resident of Arizona and provide a sufficient photo ID that shows your name and address, such as: • Valid Arizona Driver License • Valid Arizona Non-Operating Identification Card • Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification • Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification

How to Register Online: If you have an Arizona Driver License and/or an Arizona Non-Operating ID Card issued by the Motor Vehicle Division, you may register to vote through Service Arizona EZ Voter Registration. Visit https:// servicearizona.com/VoterRegistration to register. In Person: You can visit your County Recorder’s office and fill out the registration form in person. To find your local office, visit https://azsos.gov/county-election-info. By Mail: Voter registration forms are available at County Recorder offices, Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) offices, most libraries, City Clerk’s offices and public assistance agencies. You can also download the form online at https:// azcleanelections.gov/register-to-voteOnline. After completing the form, mail it to your County Recorder’s office for processing.


Important Deadlines and Casting Your Ballot Registration Deadline

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Arizona General Election

October 5th

October 23rd

November 3rd

Casting Your Vote In Arizona, you may cast your vote in one of two ways: Absentee/Early Ballot: When you register, you can request that your ballot be sent to your registered address for any eligible election, or you can make a one-time request for an early ballot. You must request your ballot by October 30th in order to be eligible to vote absentee on November 3rd. For more information about voting absentee, including how to request a one-time ballot, visit: https://azsos. gov/elections/voting-election In Person on November 3rd: To vote in person on election day, bring your Arizona Driver License or ID to your polling place. If you don’t have an Arizona license or ID, you can provide other identification to the poll workers. More on other accepted identification, check here: https:// azsos.gov/elections/voting-election.

Your Polling Location To vote in person, you must do so at the polling location assigned to your registered address. Find your polling location here: https://my.arizona.vote/WhereToVote. aspx?s=address. For more information, including how you can get involved in Pima Youth Vote, visit:

pimayouthvote.org