Below you will find resources to help you be one of our informed students to help you be engaged, civic-minded and an informed voter.
As a member of The Democracy Commitment, a national initiative that encourages community colleges across the country to engage students in civic learning and democratic practices, and the All In Campus Democracy Challenge, SCC is recognized for its commitment to improving democratic engagement, increasing student voter participation rates, and graduating students with a lifelong commitment to being informed and active citizens.
2021-2022 Important Dates
State Primary Election Deadlines:
- Tuesday, July 5, 2022: Voter registration deadline to vote in the primary
- Friday, July 22, 2022: Deadline to request a ballot in the mail
- Tuesday, July 26, 2022: Last day to mail back your ballot
- Tuesday, August 2, 2022: Primary election day
State General Election Deadlines:
- Saturday, September 17, 2022: Constitution Day
- Tuesday, September 20, 2022: National Voter Registration Day
- Tuesday, October 11, 2022: Voter Registration Deadline
Voter Registration Deadlines:
- In Person: October 11, 2022 – 29 days before Election Day, or on the next immediate business day if the deadline falls on a legal holiday or weekend.
- By Mail: October 11, 2022 – postmarked 29 days before Election Day, or on the next immediate business day if the deadline falls on a legal holiday or weekend.
- Online: October 11, 2022 – 29 days before Election Day.
- Friday, October 28, 2022: Ballots mailed, Drop boxes available
- Friday, October 28, 2022: Last day to request a ballot by mail, request it as early as possible.
- Tuesday, November 1, 2022: Last day to mail back your ballot, but it is highly recommended to mail it back as early as possible.
- Tuesday, November 8, 2022: General Election
Please note: in Arizona, postmarks are not sufficient. The ballot must be received by the County Elections Officials by 7 pm on Election Day, whether it is mailed back or dropped off at a voting location or drop box.
Check out our Democracy Wall in front of the Office of Student Experience & Leadership in the Student Center Cafeteria. Questions and prompts are posted on a weekly basis, inviting you to respond by writing your thoughts and opinions on the whiteboard. Pick up a marker and Get Engaged!
Check out Events on campus to Get Informed!
Voter Education Resources
- Arizona Secretary of State (Arizona Election and Election Results)
- AZ Teen Voter (Helpful information for eligible teen voters)
- AZ Voter (Helpful information for eligible adult voters)
- BeBallotReady.vote (Dashboard of your voting and ballot status)
- Campus Vote Project (Deadlines, locations, materials)
- Your Vote Your Voice (Register online/absentee)
- The League of Women Voters (Educating Voters)
- CIRCLE's Voter Education and Research
- Arizona Clean Elections ( Voter Education Guide and Candidate Information)
- Vote Smart (Information about and voting record of elected officials)
- I citizen (Civic engagement app that empowers citizens to make their voices heard on civic and political issues)
- Federal Voting Assistance Program (Registration assistance for military/overseas voting)
- Voto Latino (Programs to engage, educate and empower Latinos)
- ASU Center for Race & Democracy (Delivering Democracy Lectures)
- Our Vote, Our Future (recorded event discussing the importance of voting in national and local elections)
- Arizona Judicial Performance Review(Find information on the list of judges on your ballot)
- Open Secrets (Info from political watchdogs Center for Responsive Politics and National Institute on Money in Politics)
- Student Training & Education in Public Service (Online Guide for First-Time Voters)
Get Registered! Voter Registration Forms are available in the Office of Student Experience & Leadership, or register on-line through the Arizona Secretary of State. To register to vote in Arizona, you must:
- Be a citizen of the United States.
- Be a resident of Arizona and the county listed on your registration.
- Be 18 years of age or older on or before the day of the next General Election.
You can also check if you’re registered and get more information at Can I Vote? Watch for upcoming Voter Registration drives on campus!