While jailed voters have a right to their ballot, Arizona law does not require counties to have robust and public procedures to make that right a reality. We aim to change that.
The responsibility to end jail-based disenfranchisement is shared by multiple entities:
- County Sheriffs,
- County Recorders and Election Directors,
- the Secretary of State, and
- the State Legislature.
Join us in calling on each of these offices, especially the Sheriffs and Recorders, to show leadership and be champions of democracy by creating and enacting free, fair, and safe jail-based voting procedures.
We will be monitoring the 2020 Arizona Primary and General Elections will utilize public records to determine how many -- or how few -- voters successfully cast their ballots from jail in each county and will keep you updated on any improvements, actions, or other steps you can take to support voters in jail in your county.