Arizona

Maricopa County
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Mark Kelly is the Democrat running for the US Senate in Arizona against Republican incumbent Martha McSally.

BACKGROUND

  • Mark Kelly served in the United States navy as a combat pilot and flew 39 missions in Operation Desert Storm
  • In 1996, Mark was selected to join NASA as an astronaut, where he would fly four missions into space, including the final mission of the Space Shuttle Endeavour
  • Mark retired from NASA and the Navy in 2012 and settled in Arizona with his wife, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords
  • In 2013 following the tragic Sandy Hook shooting, Mark and Gabby co-founded GIFFORDS, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing gun violence and making our communities safer

TOP ISSUES

    • Healthcare - building on the Affordable Care Act by passing a public option to ensure that all Arizonans have access to quality, affordable healthcare
    • Veterans - ensuring that the VA is actually delivering on the promises we made our veterans by providing them with the care and services they need
  • Economy and Jobs - Creating an economy that works for everyone by ending tax breaks for the super wealthy and big corporations while investing in infrastructure, research, and development
  • Medicare and Social Security - Mark believes we must fight for seniors and their wellbeing and will oppose any cuts to Social Security and Medicare
  • Immigration - Strengthening the border through smart staffing, fencing where effective, and programs such as E-verify. Mark also believes in protecting our DREAMers, including the 25,000 who have grown up in Arizona and played by the rules.
  • Gun Safety - Mark nearly lost his wife Gabby Giffords in a shooting in 2013, and has dedicated himself to gun safety ever since. In the Senate, he will fight for universal background checks to make our communities safer.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ISSUES PAGE OF MARK KELLY’S WEBSITE

Opponent Information

MARTHA MCSALLY ON THE KEY ISSUES

 

Issue / Legislation

Support / Oppose

Affordable Care Act (Obama Care): 2009 bill that expanded health care to millions of Americans, protected patients with pre-existing conditions from being denied coverage or charged higher rates, and allowed young adults to stay on their parents’ plans until they are 26

OPPOSE

2017 Republican Tax Bill: gave the 1% millions of dollars in tax cuts while raising taxes on many middle class Californians

SUPPORT

Donald Trump’s Border Wall

SUPPORT

Common-sense gun reform: universal background checks

OPPOSE

Witnesses in President Trump’s impeachment trial

OPPOSE

Votes with President Trump?

95.4% of the time


Election Process FAQs

I’m a registered independent or Republican. Can I vote in the Democratic primary?

Independent or no party preference voters can vote in the Democratic primary, but registered Republicans cannot. Arizona employs a semi-closed primary system, which means voters with no party affiliation (independents /NPPs /DTSs) can choose to vote in either party’s primary at their polling place. However, if you are already registered with a party, you can only vote in that party’s primary. 

When is the deadline to register to vote in the primary election?

July 6, 2020. The deadline to register is 29 days before the election. 

When is the deadline to register to vote in the general election?

October 5, 2020. The deadline to register is 29 days before the election. 

Can I register to vote online?

Yes. You can register to vote online at www.servicearizona.com/webapp/evoter/. 

Do I need to bring an ID to my polling place to vote?

To vote on Election Day in Arizona, a voter must present some form of identification at the polls. The identification does not necessarily need to include a photo. A voter can either present a photo ID that includes his or her name and registered address, or two forms of non-photo ID that include the voter's name and registered address. For a detailed list of valid forms of ID, please visit the Arizona Secretary of State’s website. 

Can I vote early or vote by mail?

Yes. Arizona permits no-excuse early and absentee voting. Visit www.ServiceArizona.com or contact your county recorder for an application to become an early voter and have your ballot mailed to you 27 days before election day.     

**To vote absentee, an absentee ballot application must be received by elections officials by at least 5 p.m. 11 days prior to the election. A returned absentee ballot must then be received by elections officials by 7 p.m. on Election Day.**

Online Registration
Online voter registration is available for all Arizona residents.

Primary
The Arizona Presidential primary is March 17, 2020; voter registration deadline is February 18, 2020

The Arizona primary is August 25, 2020; voter registration deadline is July 27, 2020

The Arizona General Election is November 3, 2020; voter registration deadline is October 5, 2020

Arizona Stats (Black, Hispanic and Asian Voters)
292,363 Unregistered 
 43,947 Inactive 
940,537 Active 

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