Arizona Voter Guide

Arizona Voter Guide

The Candidates

Click the arrows below to learn more about the candidates in Arizona's top 2020 races.

U.S. President

U.S. Senate

1st Congressional District

2nd Congressional District

3rd Congressional District

4th Congressional District

5th Congressional District

6th Congressional District

7th Congressional District

8th Congressional District

9th Congressional District

Maricopa County Attorney

Maricopa County Recorder

Maricopa County Sheriff

Maricopa County Assessor

Maricopa County Treasurer

Arizona Corporation Commission

The Propositions

Learn more about Arizona ballot initiatives.

Signs for and against Proportion 207
Arizona Proposition 207, also known as the Smart and Safe Arizona Act, is an initiative on the legalization of recreational marijuana.
Aug. 27, 2020
Signs for and against Proportion 207
Arizona Proposition 207 is asking voters to decide whether or not to legalize adult recreational marijuana. A similar proposal was defeated in 2016, but supporters of the initiative were not deterred. And now Arizonans have a chance to vote again.
The Case For And Against Prop 208, Invest In Ed
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Oct. 21, 2020
Medical marijuana cannabis plant leaf
More than $6 million was spent against the 2016 marijuana ballot initiative. Of that, about half came from three key sources. None are available in 2020 as proponents of legalized, recreational marijuana push a new measure at the ballot.
Sep. 30, 2020
Signs for and against Proportion 207
One ballot measure Arizona voters are deciding on in November is Proposition 207, which would legalize recreational marijuana use in the state. The Republic’s Editorial Board revealed its support for the proposition Oct. 4, and The Show spoke with Phil Boas about why the paper made that decision.
Oct. 5, 2020
desks in a classroom
Arizona Proposition 208, also known as the Invest in Education Act, is an initiative seeking to tax incomes over a certain threshold for the purposes of education funding.
Aug. 27, 2020
Signs against and for Arizona Proposition 208
Voter have to decide on two citizen initiatives that qualified for this year's ballot. The Show is bringing you elevator pitches of sorts from the supporters and the opponents of these proposals, starting with Proposition 208, or the Invest in Education Act.
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Oct. 14, 2020
sign with hand drawn teacher
The Arizona Republic's editorial board gave the thumbs down to Proposition 208, also known as Invest in Ed. If passed, it would increase the income tax on people who make at least $250,000 a year to pump hundreds of millions of dollars into the state's K-12 system.
Oct. 12, 2020
Prop 208 Volunteers
Two years ago, advocates behind a proposed income tax surcharge that aimed to raise money for public education in Arizona — the Invest in Ed initiative — suffered a huge blow when the court ruled to remove it from the ballot. Now the future of the Invest in Ed, Proposition 208, is in the hands of the voters.
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Oct. 8, 2020

FAQs About Voting In Arizona

early voting map
A listener asked through KJZZ's Q&AZ project where she could drop off her early ballot to ensure it arrives on time. Oct. 15 was the deadline to register to vote in November's election. Election officials across Arizona sent out the first wave of early ballots on Oct. 7.
Oct. 3, 2020
A sign for a Peoria Unified School District bond and override
While the presidential election and the race for the late Sen. John McCain’s Senate seat dominate the headlines, Arizona voters will also see a number of local races for school board seats and school district bond measures. One group wants to educate voters on education.
Oct. 12, 2020
Proposition 208 on the 2020 general election ballot
There are two statewide ballot propositions that Arizonans will get to vote on this year. And, depending on where a voter lives, they might see several local ballot questions — either for their cities or school districts. A listener asked through KJZZ's Q&AZ project how ballot initiatives, like Propositions 207 and 208, got their numbers.
Oct. 10, 2020
Arizona Supreme Court building
Judges for four counties in Arizona, as well as those on the Arizona Court of Appeals and the state Supreme Court face retention elections every four years. A KJZZ listener wanted to know how to make sense of all the judges listed on her mail-in ballot and decide which judges she wanted to vote to retain.
Oct. 9, 2020
A large Trump/Pence sign mounted above other signs in north Phoenix.
A Glendale listener asked if it was legal for political campaigns to mount their signs above other campaign signs. City zoning codes do limit the size of campaign signs, but don't say much about how high they can be mounted.
Sep. 27, 2020
AP voting map
Ten states will conduct the 2020 general election primarily by mail, including five that are doing so in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Here's the voting details for Arizona.
Sep. 14, 2020
district 5 ballot with candidate names
The placement of candidates’ names on ballots goes beyond alphabetical order. It depends on the type of election, the city and sometimes even the precinct. Arizona state law requires if two or more candidates appear on a ballot, precincts rotate the names of each candidate so that every name appears an equal number of times in every position.
Jul. 20, 2020
U.S. and Arizona flag
The 2020 presidential election is coming in November and the Electoral College plays an important role in the process. Through our Q&AZ project, a listener asked: How electors are chosen in Arizona, and what are precinct committee people?
May. 18, 2020
Mail In Ballot
With the upcoming general election and growing concerns over the U.S. Postal Service, KJZZ listener Karen Davis asked through our Q&AZ project if she can get a receipt if she mails her ballot through the post office or have it delivered through certified mail.
Aug. 17, 2020

More KJZZ Coverage Of 2020 Elections

Grand jury charges 2020 judge candidate with perjury
A Sierra Vista woman has been accused of committing perjury during an unsuccessful run to become a Cochise County judge last year.
Oct. 22, 2021
Police recommend charges for 4 who followed Sinema into bathroom
The Arizona State University Police Department has asked county prosecutors to charge four people with misdemeanors after a protest against U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema earlier this month ended with an activist following her into a bathroom.
Oct. 22, 2021
Tempe meets to talk about renaming places named after KKK members
The Tempe City Council met Thursday night to discuss the renaming of several parks and schools in the city after discovering they were named after former Ku Klux Klan members. But the process is just getting started.
Oct. 22, 2021
Renaming streets wont fix racism. A sociologist says its still a good idea
The city of Tempe is moving forward into considering renaming several city streets and parks that were named after residents affiliated with the KKK. To learn about the dilemma, The Show spoke with Joshua Kane, senior lecturer at Arizona State University.
Oct. 22, 2021
Phoenix councilwoman hosts first LGBTQ+ block party
A Phoenix city councilwoman is hosting an inaugural block party this weekend to support the LGBTQIA+ community.
Oct. 22, 2021
5 vets say Sinema used them as window dressing
Five veterans serving U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on an advisory council resigned Thursday, accusing the Democrat of reneging on campaign promises to her constituents.
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Oct. 21, 2021