In case you haven't noticed the wall-to-wall (but oh-so selective) media coverage, the incessant TV and radio ads (and spots on other media), the late night comedy, the hate-filled shouting, or have simply avoided even opening your mailbox for the last month or so,
There's an election coming up on Tuesday.
While millions of Americans have already voted (full disclosure time: I am one of those millions), millions more will be voting Tuesday.
If you haven't already done so, please make sure you vote on Tuesday.
In addition to a race for president that features two main candidates who present the starkest difference between two candidates for that office in US history, there are scores, in fact, hundreds, of down ballot races that have even more effect on our daily lives that are also up for election.
If you don't know where your polling place is (AZ only) -
Arizona SOS' polling place locator is here (This one should include all polling places in all counties, so if your county isn't listed below, use this one. It works for me here in Maricopa County)
Maricopa County's polling place locator is here
Pima County's polling place locator is here
Coconino County Elections page, including a list of polling places, is here
Apache County Elections page, including a list of polling places, is here
Santa Cruz County polling places are listed here
Other things to keep in mind in Arizona:
If you have an early ballot, it can be dropped off at any polling place in your county on Tuesday, and it will be counted.
If you vote in a precinct other than your own, you will have to cast a provisional ballot and IT WON'T BE COUNTED.
If there is a long line at your polling place, report it to your county party, and if you want your vote to be counted, STAY IN LINE. If an elections official encourages/suggests that you leave and come back later, this is an attempt at voter suppression.