- Voter Guide: The ACC Voter’s Guide is meant solely to provide an important educational tool containing unbiased information on the 2020 Primary Election. All candidates were sent a survey and asked to respond with whether they Support (S) or Oppose (O) the given statements. The ACC Voter’s Guide lists every one of these candidates regardless of whether they returned a survey. Many candidates elaborated on their responses which are indicated by an asterisk and a hyperlink to a scanned document.
There are many perspectives about current issues and opportunities related to education in Arizona today. Take time to understand the various viewpoints and keep the best interests of Arizona students in the forefront. Below you will find a variety of resources, including voter guides and candidate questionnaires. We will continue to add to this list as they become available to help you understand where candidates stand on the issues you care about. If you find a questionnaire or voter guide that isn’t included below, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know, so we can add it!
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Arizona Center for Economic Progress
The Arizona Center for Economic Progress advances thoughtful analysis and effective policy solutions to shape a better future for every Arizonan through quality jobs, great education, and stronger communities.
- Candidate Questionnaire – Arizona Center for Economic Progress sent its 2020 questionnaire to active candidates for legislative office, asking them to answer questions on economic policies for Arizona and gave them an opportunity to make comments and explain their positions.
This year, The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com are working with the nonpartisan BallotReady.org to provide information to help voters decide on many races and ballot measures in Maricopa County.
- Voter Guide– The guide will automatically generate a sample ballot with the candidates running in your districts, based on where you live. Type in your address to see the ballot, with information on each race. View bios, photos, social media and website links for each candidate. Many of those running also have completed candidate surveys based on questions from Republic reporters. Surveys have been returned from candidates running in U.S. Senate and House races, Arizona Corporation Commission and state Legislature races, plus many county and city races, including candidates for justice of the peace and constable.
Chandler Chamber of Commerce
The Chandler Chamber of Commerce supports business and the community by providing vital programs and services that attract and retain business while embracing diversity. The Chamber is working to create a business climate that attracts new businesses, enhances growth and expansion opportunities for existing businesses and is committed to creating value-added membership opportunities and benefits.
- Voter Guide – The Chandler Chamber goes to great lengths in vetting all candidates to ensure they will meet and respond to the needs of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce and the local business community. This Voter Guide is to be used as a guideline for those candidates in which the Chamber feels are business-friendly.
Children’s Action Alliance
Children’s Action Alliance is an independent voice for Arizona children at the state capitol and in the community. CAA works to improve children’s health, education, and security through information and action.
- Candidate Questionnaire– Each election cycle, Children’s Action Alliance sends a questionnaire to candidates for legislative office. For the 2020 primary and general elections, we sent the survey to active candidates for office, asking them to answer questions on conditions for kids and gave them an opportunity to make comments.
Citizens Clean Elections Commission
The Citizens Clean Elections Act was passed by the people of Arizona in 1998 to restore citizen participation and confidence in our political system. The Act allows candidates running for the Legislature or statewide offices the opportunity to forgo special interest money by collecting a certain number of $5 donations.
- Voter Guide – The August 4 Primary Election Voter Education Guide provides voters information on the upcoming election, including information on the voting process, such as obtaining a ballot, and statements from the candidates running for Corporation Commission, State Senate and State Representative.
- Candidate Compass– The Candidate Compass tool does not endorse or promote candidates. The tool is available for voters to access candidate information, as provided by the candidates, and compare the candidates’ responses to the voter’s.
Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth
For more than 40 years, Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth (CCC&Y) has acted as the countywide communication link, bridging and supporting services for children and youth. Through advocacy, prevention, education and community partnership building, the organization has built a strong, extensive network of families, providers, leaders and communities all striving to improve the lives of young people.
- Candidate Questionnaires: CCC&Y’s Action and Outreach Committee developed a candidate questionnaire for candidates impacting Coconino County. Their intent is to inform voters, provide them with perspective on candidate views, their role as an elected official, and their position as a potential advocate representing the children, youth, and families of Coconino County.
Friends of ASBA
The Friends of the Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA) is a private, nonprofit organization committed to filling the need for trusted information on state-level K-12 education issues.
- Voting Records– The Friends of ASBA, a sister organization of the Arizona School Boards Association, is dedicated to providing resources that lead to more informed public discussion of K-12 education in Arizona and greater understanding and support for our state’s public schools and the more than 1 million students who attend them. This publication focuses on the impact of the Arizona Legislature, specifically the votes of individual legislators on key bills impacting K-12 education.
The Herald Review is a newspaper printed in Sierra Vista. Most of its circulation goes to Sierra Vista, Huachuca City, Hereford, Palominas, and Fort Huachuca. It is also circulated in Bisbee and Douglas.
- The newspaper staff at the Herald/Review Media created a voter’s guide for local and statewide elections, with a breakdown of what the position is for, information about each candidate and related coverage links. In addition to state and federal races, Cochise County voters will decide on two statewide ballot propositions and dozens of local ballot issues and races. Use the guide to explore key races and learn more about what’s on the ballot.
Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund in October 2006, VOTE411.org is a “one-stop-shop” for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information on the election process.
- Voter Guide – Learn where candidates running for office in your community stand on the issues. You can print or email the information to use as a reference when you actually vote.
Save Our Schools Arizona Network
The Save Our Schools Arizona Network is a on-partisan, community-based organization supporting strong
public schools for a strong Arizona.
- Candidate Forums – Save Our Schools Arizona Network, in partnership with the Arizona Center for Economic Progress, held a series of K-12 Education Candidate Forums for State Senate and State House races. The nonpartisan online forum included both Republican and Democratic candidates (all were invited to participate) and they were asked to explain and elaborate on their positions and plans on education hot topics. The discussions were moderated.
Legislative District 6
Legislative District 17
Legislative District 20 & 21
Legislative District 23
Legislative District 28