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Sept. 25 to Oct. 9

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In order to vote Nov. 6, Arizona residents need to register by Oct. 8. Photo by Tom Arthur and used under the terms of a Creative Commons license.
Featured Event Is The Deadline To Register To Vote In The 2012 General Election, Which Will Arrive Monday, Oct. 8

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By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Sept. 25, 2012 — Arizona residents who wish to exercise their rights in this republican system of government to vote come election day Nov. 6 must register by Oct. 8.

As of the last quarterly report from the Arizona Secretary of State’s office, Arizona had 3,145,973 registered voters, a decrease of 5,642 from the previous report in March.

Of the state's 3.1 million voters, 1,130,164 are republicans, 946,974 are democrats and 1,041,523 have either registered with independent parties or have not designated a party preference.

Libertarians make up a little less than one percent of the state's total registration with 22,272, while 4,872 voters are currently registered as members of the green party. Additionally, the Americans elect party has enrolled 168 voters since joining the state's other recognized political parties in 2011.

Registration can be accomplished in a variety of ways.

Online at Service Arizona EZ Voter Registration as long as you have an Arizona Driver License and/or an Arizona non-operating Identification Card issued by the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) on or after October 1, 1996.

Or, you may obtain a printable form online, fill in the form, print the form, sign and date it, affix the proper postage and mail the form to the County Recorder of the county in which you are a legal resident.

You may also request an Arizona Voter Registration form from the County Recorder in the county in which you are a legal resident.

Finally, you may visit the County Recorder in the county in which you are a legal resident and complete an Arizona Voter Registration form.

All of these options must be accomplished by Oct. 8.


For more information, visit http://www.azsos.gov/election/voterregistration.htm.

Sept. 25

The Mesa Redevelopment Authority Executive Board will meet at 57 E. 1st Street, Lower Level Council Chamber, Mesa at 1 p.m. The Mesa Redevelopment Authority Executive Board assists with the implementation of the Reuse Plan of the Air Force Research Lab. For more information, visit http://www.mesaaz.gov/government/advisory/MRA.aspx

The Arizona Citizens Clean Election Commission is hosting an Arizona District No. 24 House and Senate Debate beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the A.E. England Building at Civic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Participating House candidate Brian Kaufman is required to attend. Lela Alston and Chad Campbell have also been invited. Participating Senate candidate Augustine Bartning is required to attend. Katie Hobbs was also invited. For more information, visit http://www.azcleanelections.gov/home.aspx

The Arizona Citizens Clean Election Commission is hosting an Arizona District No. 25 House and Senate Debate at 6 p.m. at Country Inn and Suites by Carlson, 6650 E. Superstition Springs Blvd., Mesa. Participating House candidate David Butler is required to attend; Justin Olson and Justin Pierce have also been invited. Participating Senate candidate Greg Gadek is required to attend and Robert Worsley has also been invited. For more information, visit http://www.azcleanelections.gov/home.aspx

The Arizona Citizens Clean Election Commission is hosting an Arizona District No. 20 House and Senate Debate at 6:30 p.m. in the ASU West Campus La Sala Ballroom, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale. Participating House candidates Jackie Thrasher and Carl Seel are required to attend; Tonya Norwood and Paul Boyer have also been invited. Participating Senate candidate Michael Powell is required to attend; Doug Quelland and Kimberly Yee have also been invited. For more information, visit http://www.azcleanelections.gov/home.aspx

A First Amendment Forum about Phoenix’s downtown will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism on the downtown Phoenix campus of Arizona State University, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Featured speakers are Valley Metro CEO Stephen R. Banta, ASU professor Mike Kuby, Bicycle Coordinator for city of Phoenix Joseph Perez, and founder of SideWalk Phoenix Nicole Underwood. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=414284591964798&set=a.229971907062735.55894.172843476108912&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf

The ASU Global Institute of Sustainability with host a Mayors Sustainability Forum in the Virginia G. Piper Repertory Theater at Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, at 6 p.m. Mesa Mayor Scott Smith, Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will participate in the discussion which will be led by Rob Melnick, Executive Dean of the ASU Global Institute of Sustainability. For more information and to RSVP, visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/mayors-forum-2012.

Sept. 26

Libertarian candidate for president, Gary Johnson will make an appearance at Arizona State University’s Hayden Mall at 11 a.m. Also appearing will be comic/magician Penn Jillette, Clint Bolick of the Goldwater Institute, Barry Goldwater Jr., and others. For more information, visit http://www.meetup.com/RonPaulPhoenix/#upcoming

The Arizona Citizens Clean Election Commission is hosting an Arizona District No. 14 House and Senate Debate at 6 p.m. in Benson City Council Chambers, 120 W. 6th Street, Benson. Participating House candidates Robert Leach and Mark Stonebreaker are required to attend; David Gowan and David Stevens were also invited. Participating Senate candidate Pat Fleming is required to attend and Gail Griffin was also invited. For more information, visit http://www.azcleanelections.gov/home.aspx

A civil dialogue, “Hot Topics, Cool Heads” will be held at the southeast corner of Tenth Street and Mill Avenue in Tempe at 7 p.m. Performances by Dwayne Holmes (The Funeral of Us), Tania Katan (Putting the Queer in Phoenix), and Kimberlee Pérez (south of living: finding queer belonging in dangerous times (or, we found love in a hopeless place), will be followed by a round of civil dialogue to allow the audience to discuss the content of these performances. Special guest David Román, a professor of English and American Studies at the University of Southern California will initiate a discussion after the performances. For more information, visit http://eventful.com/tempe/events/performing-intersections-race-gender-and-queer-politi-/E0-001-051095474-0

Sept. 27

The League of Women Voters is hosting Mapping Arizona’s Future: A Statewide simulcast on Arizona’s Key Ballot Initiatives beginning at 6 p.m. at seven locations throughout the state. Locations are: Apache Junction, Winkelman/SE Pinal County, Coolidge, Flagstaff, Scottsdale, Sedona, Tucson, and Yuma. For more information, contact Jamie Martin at 602-257-0335 or jmartin@azhumanities.org.

The Arizona Citizens Clean Election Commission is hosting an Arizona District No. 16 House Debate at 6:30 p.m. in ASU Polytechnic Campus, Cooley Ballroom B, 7001 E. Williams Field Road, Mesa. All the candidates in this race — Matthew Cerra, Douglas Colemen, and Kelly Townsend are participating candidates and are required to attend. For more information, visit http://www.azcleanelections.gov/home.aspx

The Arizona Citizens Clean Election Commission is hosting an Arizona District No. 27 House and Senate Debate beginning at 6:30 p.m. in ASU Mercado, Room C145, 502 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix. Participating House candidate Daniel Coleman is required to attend; Ruben Gallego, Catherine Miranda, and Angel Torres have also been invited. Participating Senate candidate Sarah Coleman is required to attend and Leah Landrum has also been invited. For more information, visit http://www.azcleanelections.gov/home.aspx

The Arizona Riparian Council, ASU and the Sierra Club will be hosting a film screening of Robert Redford’s Watershed, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Valley Art Theater, 509 S. Mill Ave, Tempe. The film tells the story of the threats to the Colorado River through character vignettes. A panel discussion will follow. For more information, or to RSVP, visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/watershed-screening.

Sept. 28

The Arizona Wild Coalition is sponsoring an Apache Creek Wilderness Remediation beginning Sept. 28 and continuing through Sept. 30. For more information, visit http://azwild.org/action/events.php or contact Sam Frank, Central Arizona Director at 928-350-2204 or sfrank@azwild.org.

Sept. 29

The Arizona Coalition for Tomorrow, a not-for profit organization of concerned citizens committed to improving the health and education readiness of low-income children, is hosting a Kids Health Fair in Phoenix beginning at 7 a.m. at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center, 1375 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix. For more information, visit http://eventful.com/phoenix_az/events/act-kids-health-fair-/E0-001-050012933-6

A group of Phoenix activists are hosting an evening celebration for racial justice from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at 1666 W. Village Way, Tempe. Those attending are asked to bring food or drink for a potluck celebration. Cameras will also be available for those who want to participate in the “Arpaio Doesn’t Speak For Me” project. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/events/264986896937650/

GMO-Free Phoenix is hosting a screening of Everything You HAVE To Know About Dangerous Genetically Modified Foods by Jeffrey R. Smith, author of Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating who once worked at a GMO detection laboratory. The screening will be held at Ironwood Library, 4333 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix from 12:15 to 2:45 p.m.
For more information, visit http://www.meetup.com/GMO-Free-Phoenix/events/77858742/

Oct. 2

The Arizona Citizens Clean Election Commission is hosting an Arizona District No. 6 House and Senate Debate beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Radisson Woodlands Hotel, 1175 W. Route 66, Flagstaff. Participating House candidates Douglas Ballard and Robert Thorpe are required to attend; Angela Lefebvre and Brenda Barton have also been invited. Participating Senate candidates Tom Chabin and Chester Crandall are required to attend. For more information, visit http://www.azcleanelections.gov/home.aspx

The Arizona Citizens Clean Election Commission is hosting an Arizona District No. 18 House Debate at 6:30 p.m. in ASU Research Park, Macro Technology Works, Building Room FDC #1408, 7700 S. River Parkway, Tempe. Participating candidate Brent Fine is required to attend. Darin Fisher, Corey Harris, Jeff Dial, and Bob Robson have also been invited. For more information, visit http://www.azcleanelections.gov/home.aspx

The city of Chandler’s Police Complaints & Use of Force Citizens' Review Panel will meet at 250 E. Chicago Street at 7 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=270

Oct. 3

East Valley Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team will hold a meeting at the Mesa Police Department Red Mountain Station 4333 E. University Drive, Mesa, at 10 a.m.

The first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney will be on televised live from Denver, Colo., beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.debates.org.

The League of Women Voters of Arizona, The Public Interest Group, Alliance for Retired Americans, Planned Parenthood and Children’s Action Alliance are hosting a presentation entitled, “The Health Care Act & You…Fact & Fiction” at 4423 N. 24th Street, suite 500, Phoenix, at noon. For more information and to RSVP, e-mail to info@lwvmetrophoenix.org or call 480-966-9031.

Oct. 6

An Arizona Survivalist and Prepper Expo will be held at the Arizona Wing Commemorative Air Force Museum 2017 N. Greenfield Road, Mesa, beginning at 9 a.m. Admission is $10. For more information, visit http://www.meetup.com/RonPaulPhoenix/events/81671292/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1

The Partnership for a Drug Free America, Arizona Affiliate, will hold its annual Mall Walk beginning at 8 a.m. at Scottsdale Fashion Square. It is $28 to walk if registered before the day of event and $35 Oct. 6. For more information, visit http://www.drugfreeaz.org/walk

The Arizona Wilderness Coalition will be hosting their Fifth Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at ASU Galvin Playhouse, 51 E. 10th Street, Tempe. The films that will be screened include Viva la Verde! and Last of the Great Unknown. For more information, visit http://azwild.org/action/filmfest2012.php

The End the War Coalition and its member groups, Arizona Alliance for Peace and Justice, CODEPINK Phoenix, Progressive Democrats of America – Phoenix Chapter, Veterans for Peace Phoenix and Women In Black Phoenix will host, “11 years of War in Afghanistan - End It Now!” at 5:30 p.m. at 24th Street and Camelback Road, Phoenix. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/events/417428548317580/

For entertainment and fun events in Arizona, visit http://www.arizonaguide.com/events-calendar

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