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Phoenix Indian Center
Civic Engagement

Our Civic Engagement Team is here to help with voter registration for county and state elections, as well as for Navajo Nation elections. We also provide information about local, regional, and national issues that can impact our urban, American Indian voters in the community. We want to inform our local citizens through educational forums and community events and encourage everyone to “Be Civically Engaged, Be Active, Be A Change Maker.”

Join Us For Voter Registration At Hope’s Frybread

We are hosting a Navajo Nation and Maricopa County Voter Registration Drive at Hope’s Frybread, 144 S. Mesa Drive #Suite E Mesa, AZ 85210, on Wednesday, June 19th from 4 – 7 PM. Stop by and get registered and order a meal from Hope for this Juneteenth event. Get involved, and let your voice be heard, and support a local native business owner!

Requirements for Navajo Nation Voter Registration:
– An official Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB)
– Valid ID
– Know your social security number (SSN)
– Mailing address & chapter affiliation.
– Must be 18 years or older.
 
Requirements for Maricopa County & State Elections:
– Must be a U.S. Citizen an Arizona resident and
a resident of the county you list on your registration.
– Must be 18 years or older.
For information, contact June Shorthair at 602-264-6768 or email jshorthair@phxindcenter.org

Date: Wednesday, June 19

Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: Hope’s Frybread, 144 S. Mesa Drive #Suite E Mesa, AZ 85210

Get Involved
Upcoming Events
Get Out The Vote
Exercise the Power of the Native Vote

Voting is one of our most important rights. Our ancestors fought throughout the course of U.S. history in order for Native American citizens to have the right to vote in Tribal, County, State and Federal elections. Our Native Nations continue to fight to secure our voting rights, and to ensure that our voices are heard to impact Federal, State and Tribal government decisions. Together, Tribal Nations, villages, community coalitions and organizers work diligently toward creating an inclusive and equitable future for all.

To download a 2024 Voter Registration Information pamphlet, click here. 

Key Dates
2024 Elections Calendar

Primary Election – July 30, 2024

  • July 01, 2024: Last day to register to vote for July 30, 2024 Primary Election at 11:59 p.m. MST.
  • July 23, 2024: Last day to mail in your ballot.
  • July 26, 2024: Deadline to vote early in person.

General Election – Nov. 05, 2024

  • Oct. 07, 2024: Last day to register to vote for November 5, 2024 General Election at 11:59 p.m. MST.
  • Oct. 29, 2024: Last day to mail in your early ballot.
  • Nov. 01, 2024: Last day for in-person early voting.

For more detailed election deadlines, click here.

Are You Registered To Vote?
Voter Registration Information

To register to vote or to check your voter registration, click here.

Voter Registration FAQS

To register to vote in Arizona, you must:

• Be a citizen of the United States.
• Be a resident of Arizona and the county listed on your registration for at least 29 days preceding the next election.
• Be 18 years old on or before the next general election.
• Be able to write your name or mark, unless prevented by physical disability.
• Not have been convicted of a felony (unless you have had your civil rights restored).
• Not currently be declared an incapacitated person by a court of law.

To see other voter registration ID requirements, Arizona 2024 election deadlines, mail-in ballot guidelines and other information, click here. 

Know Your Rights
Voting At The Polls

Voter Rights FAQS

  • Voters may bring in someone to assist them in voting as long as they are not a candidate on the ballot, the voter’s employer, or an agent of the voter’s labor union.
  • Voters may bring in guide animals or assistive devices.
  • Language assistance is available at many polling places. Navajo language assistance is available on the Navajo Nation, Apache language assistance is available on the San Carlos Apache reservation, and Spanish is available in Yuma, Maricopa, Pima, and Santa Cruz counties.
  • Alternative formats are available for many counties. These formats include large print, Braille, and audio recordings.
  • Each polling place is equipped with a touch screen machine capable of large print and an audio representation of the ballot. 
  • Special Election Boards are available in some counties for homebound voters. 
  • The polls officially close at 7:00 PM MST and no new voters may get in line after that time. Everyone in line at 7:00 PM MST will be given the chance to vote.
  • Children are allowed into the polling place with you but should not be allowed to disrupt other voters. 
  • To learn more about your rights at the polls, visit the Arizona Secretary of State Office’s Guidance on Voting Location Conduct.

To check on your ballot, visit the Secretary of State’s Office Arizona Voter Information Portal here. 

Resource Links

 

I Will Vote AZ

To find a voting location near you, click here.

ASU Indian Legal Clinic

The ASU legal Clinic serves as a source for resources and guidance related to civic engagement issues in Indian Country. Issue areas include the Native Vote, Climate Impacts in Indian Country, Federal Recognition, and more. Visit this link for information and resources about the Native Vote in AZ and how you can get involved.  

Want to know how you can help support the Native Vote? Click here to learn more about the Arizona Native Vote Election Protection Project. 

Do you have a felony conviction and are you interested in restoring your rights? Learn more about the process, click the Guide to Rights Restoration & Records 

Clean Elections Commission

The Citizens Clean Elections Commission is a non-partisan commission created by voters that educates voters and provides campaign funding and enforces campaign finance rules and laws. Click here to find out about voting, registration, and elections information near you. 

Maricopa County Voter Rights Restoration

Have you or someone you know been convicted of a felony and want to exercise your right to vote?  Under Arizona law, a person who has been convicted of a felony offense has their right to vote or to seek and hold public office suspended per A.R.S. § 13-904. After a felony conviction, a person may have their right to vote restored. Visit this link to learn about how you can restore your voting rights through Maricopa County! 

Maricopa County Elections Poll Worker Training  

Looking for other ways to get involved? Click here to see volunteer opportunities and how you can become a Maricopa Country Elections Poll Worker.  

Maricopa County Voter ID

Not sure which ID to take to the polls? Click here to see what identification forms are accepted.

Phoenix Indian Center voter registration efforts are in the news!

Click here to read the article in the Arizona Republic ‘Power of the Native vote’ drives a campaign to register Indigenous voters in Phoenix area.

View Our Videos 

 

Civic Engagement Speaker Series with April Fournier (Diné), At-Large Councilor for Portland, Maine

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Civic Engagement Speaker Series Featuring Pima County Recorder Gabriella Cázares-Kelly (Tohono Oʼodham)

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