Here is everything AZ-08 residents need to know to cast their ballots for Hiral Tipirneni!
Polls show the race is neck and neck between Democrat Dr. Hiral Tipirneni and Republican Debbie Lesko. In this close election, every vote counts. Make a plan to vote! Our FAQ on casting your ballot on Tuesday:
How do I know if I live in Arizona District 08?
- Here’s a map of Congressional District 8. You can also go here and enter your residence address to confirm.
How do I find my polling place?
- On Election Day (April 24), you MUST vote at your assigned polling place. Go here and find your assigned polling place by entering your CURRENT home address.
What if I don’t have a way to get to the polls?
- Don’t worry, Hiral has you covered! Call Antonia with Hiral’s campaign at 202-487-0187 now to arrange your ride to the polls!
When can I vote?
- Your polling location will open at 6am on Election Day and doesn’t close until 7pm. All you need to do is ARRIVE at your polling location by 7pm. As long as you’re in line to cast your vote, you have the right to do so. You might want to schedule a specific time to go to the polls on election day so that you don’t forget or get held up.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
- You must bring an acceptable form of ID with you in order to cast your ballot. What are acceptable forms of ID? Well, there are three categories of acceptable IDs:
- Photo IDs with name and address (only need 1 form)
- Non-photo IDs with name and address (need 2 forms)
- Mix and Match from the two categories above. This might be necessary if the address on your photo ID doesn’t match your residence address so supplemental proof (like a utility bill) is needed.
- You can find a complete list of IDs that fall into the above categories here.
What if I don’t have an acceptable form of ID with me?
- You can request to cast a provisional ballot. By casting a provisional ballot, your vote will not count until you verify your identity with the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office. You have FIVE business days to verify your identity with the MCRO. Call (602) 506-1511
Oops! I received a mail-in ballot but forgot to return it. What do I do?
- If you can get to your assigned polling place on Election Day, then you can cast your vote just like you would if you always intended to vote on Election Day. Don’t forget your ID!
- If you are unable to get to your assigned polling place, you can complete your mail-in ballot and give it to a family member, household member or designated caregiver to return it to your polling place for you. Besides yourself, ONLY a close family member, household member or designated caregiver is permitted to return your ballot on your behalf.
What if I need help completing my ballot?
- Poll workers are available to assist voters with language translations, instructions on process, and with the physical act of voting. If you are unable to mark the ballot yourself, you can receive assistance from a person of your choice at the polling place. Additionally, each polling place has a touch-screen and audio voting machine that allowed for voters with disabilities to vote independently. If you prefer to have the Election’s Department assist you directly at the polling place, then ask a poll worker for help! Two board members of different political party affiliations will then help you.
I cast my ballot. Is there a way to make sure it was counted?
- You can sign up here to get text and email updates from the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office on the status of your ballot.
Congratulations, you’re now armed with information on when, where, and how to cast your ballot in the AZ08 Special Election. If you’re registered to vote in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District, you have the RIGHT to vote! Don’t let anyone deter you from doing so. If you encounter any issues at your polling place, call the Arizona Democratic Party’s Voter Protection Hotline at (833) 336-VOTE to report the issue and get advice on how to proceed.
Remember, every vote counts!