This is a great day for Democracy in Arizona.
This could be the first indication that Arizona Public Schools will finally get the monies they desperately need.
This could be the first sign that sensible alternative options for nonviolent prisoners is possible.
237,645 valid signatures were needed for the Invest in Ed and Second Chance Citizen Ballot Initiatives to qualify for the November 3, 2020 ballots.
The People have spoken. According to Stacy Pearson of Strategies 360:
Invest in Ed will be reporting 435,669 signatures at the Arizona Secretary of State office.
Second Chances will submit 397,291 signatures.
It is very likely that after all the signatures are verified, both initiatives will be on the November ballot.
The power of the people has beaten the adversity of a public health pandemic and the narrow-mindedness of Doug Ducey’s packed Supreme Court.
The activists who worked every day to safely collect the last signatures should be saluted.
While supporters of both initiatives should expect to have to counter arguments of reactionary interests that will try and use the legal process to somehow throw out these citizen supported measures, today is a day to celebrate.
Next week starts the process to work to pass these ballot initiatives in November.
- Primary Election Day is on August 4, 2020, and General Election Day is on November 3. 2020. Please see the below graphic for all-important voting dates.
- Please check your voter registration at vote.
- 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 28, 2020, for the November 3, 2020 election.
- 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.
- If you can, support Clean Election Candidates with a small contribution.
- 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.