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Voter Registration Dates to Know

February 20, 2024: Last day to register to vote for March 19, 2024 Presidential Preference Election at 11:59 p.m.

April 22, 2024: Last day to register to vote for May 21, 2024 Election at 11:59 p.m.

July 01, 2024: Last day to register to vote for July 30, 2024 Primary Election at 11:59 p.m.

October 07, 2024: Last day to register to vote for November 5, 2024 General Election at 11:59 p.m.

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Commonly Used Election and Political Terms and Phrases:

Absentee — In Arizona, the CORRECT term refers to a Voter who requests that a single ballot be mailed to a location that is NOT their voting address. Often confused with PEVL.


ADLCC — Arizona Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee


ADP — Arizona Democratic Party


AVEL - Active Early Voting List.


Base Universe — Group of registered voters that a political party knows will vote for their candidates.


CD — Congressional District: there are 9 in Arizona, each with 1 US Congressperson (elected in even-numbered years)


Compliance — Conducting campaign activities within legal parameters set out by federal or state statute.


Coordinated Campaign — Campaign in which candidates and the Democratic Party combine resources to increase voter turnout.


DNC— Democratic National Committee


DSCC— Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee


GOTV — Get Out The Vote: Action of contacting voters to vote.


LD— Legislative District: There are 30 in AZ, each with 2 State Representatives and 1 State Senator (elected in even-numbered years).


MCDP — Maricopa County Democratic Party


Neighborhood Team - Volunteers (PCs and non-PCs) working together to conduct voter contact activities. Teams may consist of a Leader, Data Captain, Canvass/Phone Bank Captain, Volunteer Recruiter and (many) Members.


Other — Party not registered. Usually synonymous with Registered Independent, though there is no official Independent Party in AZ.


PC — Precinct Committee Person: Party representative elected in primary of even-numbered years or appointed by county party chair, then approved by County Board of Supervisors.


Precinct — Smallest defined voting area.


State Committee — Body made up of 1 of every 3 Elected PCs. Members, elected in November/December of even numbered years, attend meetings 3 times a year to conduct business of the Arizona Democratic Party.


Turf Cutting — Taking a list of voters in a given geographic area and creating maps for canvasses to easily find them.


Turnout Universe — Group of registered Democrats and Dem-leaning independent voters who are less likely to vote -- unless we engage them and turn them out.


VAN — Voter Activation Network: A database of voters and volunteers the Democratic Party uses for campaigns.

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