The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is launching a new voter outreach effort to turn out the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Electorate in Arizona.
Currently, according to the Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote Data site (https://aapidata.com/,), 4.6 percent of Arizona’s voting population (about 173,000 people) represents the AAPI population group.
That is a 157 percent growth rate from 2000.
About 55 percent of the AAPI demographic group lives in Maricopa County.
According to the DNC, this outreach effort, through print media, will:
“run starting this week in Asia Today and the Filipino American Journal. The ads direct individuals to IWillVote.com, the DNC’s comprehensive voter participation website where voters can register to vote, check their voter registration, and make a plan to vote, whether in person or by mail. The new ad campaign follows the recent rollout of new features on IWillVote.com that helps voters easily request and return their ballot by mail, as well as learn important information about the voting process in their state as they make their plan to vote.”
In announcing this get out the vote initiative, Democratic Party Chairperson Tom Perez wrote:
“Democrats are meeting AAPI voters where they are by making historic investments to ensure AAPIs in Arizona and across the country have the information they need to make their plan to vote. The stakes have never been higher — especially for AAPI communities — and we are committed to making sure voters have the tools to make their voices heard at the ballot box, and elect leaders like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris who will fight to build a brighter future for AAPI families.”
- The General Election Day is on November 3. 2020. Please see the below graphic for all-important voting dates.
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- Register/sign up for the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) in Arizona or any state that allows early or absentee balloting and mail. Arizona residents can sign up at vote.
- Arizona residents, mail your General Election ballot by October 27, 2020, for the November 3, 2020 election. With recent issues with the Post Office, you should consider mailing them out by October 23, 2020, if not earlier.
- Check-in with the Secretary of State’s office where you live to verify your mail-in ballot was received, processed, verified, and counted.
- Know the voter ID requirements in your state.
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- Also, please remember to stay informed on all the candidates and vote for all the offices on the ballot.
- Also, remember to research all the ballot initiatives, sign to get them on the ballot if you support the measure, and vote on them as well.