Arizonans casting their votesPosted: Updated:
Months of speeches, charges, counter charges, and all those negative political commercials are about to end. The polls are open and while many have already voted, thousands will hit the polls Tuesday.
Tuesday people will hit voting polls across the country. According to Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, voter turnout in Arizona should be about 60 to 65 percent.
"It depends on where you are at whether you'll have long lines or not because some polling locations and precints have more people in it per say so you never know," said Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez.
Before heading to the polls, remember to bring proper identification. You must show identification to cast your ballot.
"When they leave the house they need to bring their picture ID, which is there Arizona state driver's license, if they don't have an Arizona state driver's license they need to bring a passport with them," said Rodriguez.
However, your picture ID must show your address matching your precinct register. If your picture ID address is incorrect, you will be asked to show another form of ID with your correct address.
If you don't have a picture ID you must show any two of the following: Utility bills dated in the last 90 days-- including electric, gas, water, solid waste, sewer, telephone, cellular phone or cable television-- a bank or credit union statement dated within the last 90 days, valid Arizona vehicle registration, Indian census card, a property tax statement of the voter's residence, Tribal enrollment card or other tribal indentification, vehicle insurance card, a valid U.S. government issued indentification-- including federal, state or local -- voter registration card or recorder's certificate, any "Official Election Material" bearing your name and address.
If your picture ID does not have your correct address, you may use one of the above forms of identification to validate your address.
Also, make sure you go to the right polling place.
"Most of the times people run into problems is they don't they are not sure where there supposed to be going to because they moved," said Rodriguez.
Groups like the election protection coalition will have volunteers to help you at polls both in person and on the phone.
"They will be there just to help any voters who's had any problems poll workers have any questions assist them with the voting process explain them their rights and rules," said Darcy Elgin of the Election Protection Coalition.
Volunteers want to make sure everyone who can, gets out and votes.
"Our democracy was founded on the right that everybody, that everybody has the right to vote and I would hate to see people not be able to vote because they were confused about where they were supposed to go or they didn't understand the voter ID law," said Darcy Elgin of the Election Protection Coalition.
Polls open at 6:00 A.M. and close at 7 P.M.