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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 11:09 am | Updated: 3:56 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Arizona voters head to the polls today to decide which candidates will carry their party’s banner into November’s general election.

But remember to bring identification. A voterapproved law passed two years ago requires proof of citizenship to vote. Acceptable forms of ID include a driver’s license or a state identification card.

On Monday, a federal court upheld the 2004 law by rejecting a complaint that the identification requirement was unconstitutional and violated voters’ civil rights.

The law was intended to prevent non-U.S. citizens from voting. But local and state elections officials have said they’re concerned the new rules will keep thousands of legitimate voters from casting ballots this year.

If turned away, voters can return to the polling place with proper ID before it closes. They can also cast a provisional ballot, which will count if they bring ID to an election office within three days.

Perhaps the most anticipated primary this year is the Republican gubernatorial campaign, where no clear leader has emerged. Len Munsil, Don Goldwater, Mike Harris and Gary Tupper are vying to take on the popular Democratic Gov. Janet Napolitano.

The race intensified last weekend as Goldwater and Munsil barraged the air waves with a flurry of commercials. Both candidates are considered front-runners.

In other key races, such as the Secretary of State’s office and U.S. congressional campaigns, candidates are running unopposed or against weak challengers.

As many as 19 statewide propositions will be on the ballot in November.

Voting information

• Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

• For information on where to vote call the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office at (602) 506-1511 or visit

http://recorder.maricopa.gov/pollingplaces/pollingplace.aspx.

• Voters can also get a sample ballot by visiting the Maricopa County Elections Department Web site at

http://recorder.maricopa.gov/elections.aspx

• For more information on statewide races, visit the Arizona Secretary of State’s Web site at http://www.azsos.gov/election.

• For more information on local races, visit the Maricopa County Recorder’s Web site at http://recorder.maricopa.gov.

Acceptable forms of voter ID: Photo ID including name and address OR Alternative documents

GOVERNOR REPUBLICAN PRIMARY

• Don Goldwater

• Mike Harris

• Len Munsil

• Gary Tupper

STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY

• Slade Mead

• Jason Williams

HOUSE DISTRICT 17 REPUBLICAN PRIMARY (vote for 2)

• Chris DeRose

• Dale Despain

• Dan Gransinger

• Laura Knaperek

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY (vote for 2)

• Ed Ableser

• Angie Crouse

• David Schapira

• Rhett Wilson

HOUSE DISTRICT 22 REPUBLICAN PRIMARY (vote for 2)

• Andy Biggs

• Eddie Farnsworth

• Karl Kohlhoff

• Terri Tobey

SENATE DISTRICT 22 REPUBLICAN PRIMARY

• Joe Bedgood

• Thayer Verschoor

SENATE DISTRICT 18 REPUBLICAN PRIMARY

• Karen Johnson

• Joe Brown

HOUSE DISTRICT 21 REPUBLICAN PRIMARY (vote for 2)

• Warde Nichols

• Donna Wallace

• Steve Yarbrough

Other races

HOUSE DISTRICT 23 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY (vote for two)

• Barbara McGuire

• Krista Pacion

• Pete Rios

STATE MINE INSPECTOR REPUBLICAN PRIMARY

• Joe Hart

• Larry Nelson

EAST MESA JUSTICE OF THE PEACE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY

• Chad Burrell

• Mark Chiles

• Brad Grover

• Justin Olson

SAN MARCOS JUSTICE OF THE PEACE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY

• Keith Frankel

• Mike Hampshire

KYRENE JUSTICE OF THE PEACE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY

• Elvis Richardson

• Elizabeth Rogers

  • Discuss

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