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For Immediate Release
April 16, 2010

Contact: Matthew Benson
Director of Communications
602-350-2834 - mobile

Twitter: @therealAZsos

Voter registration deadline Monday night

Must register by midnight to participate in May 18 Special Election

Arizona residents who’d like to cast a ballot in the upcoming, May 18 Special Election must register to vote by midnight Monday, April 19.

To facilitate as many new voters as possible, Secretary of State Ken Bennett will conduct a voter-registration drive on Monday from 4 p.m. to midnight. Members of the Secretary of State’s Office will be available to register new voters and assist already-registered voters who need to update their registration information (for those who’ve changed addresses, etc.). Completed registration forms also may be dropped off by individuals or organizations.

The registration drive will take place just west of the Executive Tower at the State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St. After dark? Don’t worry, the area will be well-lit and well-staffed. If you need directions, contact the Secretary of State’s Office at 1-877-THE-VOTE (1-877-843-8683).

Registration by the end of Monday is necessary to vote in the May 18 special election, which includes one statewide question: Proposition 100. The measure would increase the state sales tax by 1 cent per dollar for a period of three years, with the proceeds to benefit education, health and human services and public safety.

What: Voter registration drive hosted by the Secretary of State’s Office
When: Monday (April 19), 4 p.m. - Midnight
Where: Parking lot on west side of Executive Tower at State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St. (Adjacent to 18th Ave., between Jefferson Road and Washington Street)
Why: Registration deadline is midnight Monday to participate in the May 18 Special Election
More information: Visit
Citizens also may visit to register to vote online.

NOTE: New registrants must prove U.S. citizenship. Citizenship can be proven by presenting an Arizona drivers license or non-operating ID (if issued after Oct. 1, 1996). Additional acceptable forms of ID/documentation are available at

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For all media questions, or to schedule an interview with Secretary Bennett, contact Matthew Benson, director of communications, at (602) 350-2834.