Today Is Last Day To Register To Vote In November

Published: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 3:39pm

If you're planning to vote for your local school override or for your candidate in the upcoming November election, Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in most Arizona counties.

Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes said his office is preparing to mail out nearly one million early ballots Wednesday.

"There might be only one or two questions on a ballot," Fontes predicted, but reminded voters those questions can have greater impact on communities than decisions on general election ballots.

"We hope folks will take it as seriously as they would any other election. Because, in some cases this might impact their taxes, it might directly impact their schools or their sanitation districts," Fontes said.

In Maricopa County, he said, this is the first time all local elections are through the mail.

"The individual precinct based polling places are really being phased out across the U.S. of America for a whole variety of reasons including security," Fontes said. "What we're doing is getting ahead of the game in Maricopa County."

There will be ballot centers across Maricopa County for early voting, with four centers open for the first 17 days, then two more added for the last ten days before the November 7 election.

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