Voter registration website back online
Arizona's voter registration website is back online, an evening release from the Department of Transportation said.
The website had been down throughout business hours on the last day to register before the state's Aug. 30 primary elections.
Voter have until midnight Monday to register using the online system, including changing addresses.
If you're not registered to vote for this month's primary election, you'll have to sign up in person. The state's EZ Voter website was down Monday, the deadline to register, a spokesman for the Secretary of State's office said.
Due to storms in Phoenix on Sunday night, the state's online voter registration system will be unavailable for a undetermined period, said Matthew Roberts, a spokesman for Secretary of State Ken Bennett.
Monday is the last day to register for the Aug. 30 primary.
"Those seeking to register to vote should contact their local county recorder's office to obtain a paper registration form they can submit directly to the recorder's office by the end of the day. They may also mail it in, but it must be postmarked with today's date," Roberts said.
A voter registration form that can be mailed in is available on the Arizona Secretary of State's website. Be sure to include the copies of the proper proof of citizenship documents, if required, if you're mailing in the form.
Pima County voters can register in person at the County Recorder's Office, 115 N. Church Ave., and the recorder's East Side office, 6920 E. Broadway. Both offices are open until 5 p.m.
Tucson's move to a vote-by-mail system for local elections means you must be registered with you current mailing address to receive a ballot.
Tucson's primary includes an uncontested race for the Democratic mayoral nomination, a Republican seeking enough write-in votes to appear on the general election ballot, and a number of City Council races.
The contested races are between incumbent Democrat Regina Romero and challenger Joe Flores in the Ward 1 council primary, and between Dave Croteau and Mary DeCamp in the race to determine a Green mayoral candidate.
Most Arizona primaries are "open"—voters registered with that party or who are independent (or registered with a party without ballot status) can vote in a partisan primary. Voters can vote in only one party's primary, and those who are members of parties with ballot status can't choose another party's ballot. This includes the Democratic, Republican, Libertarian and Green parties. Libertarian primaries are closed; only registered party members can cast a ballot.