Political Awareness and Involvement

Join Us to Rock the Vote

You and your family are invited to join us as we Rock the Vote for the 2018 General Election. The Tempe History Museum is one of 40 Maricopa County Vote Centers where you can drop off your mail in ballot, get a reprint of your ballot, or just vote early. 

After you vote, we have an array of activities in the courtyard for the entire family, including food, music, dancing, and shopping. Your children can get a head start on Halloween by entering the costume contest, trick-or-treating, decorating pumpkins, and enjoying multiple games and activities.

We will have a farmer's market on site where you can grab local fresh produce and a vendors row where you can buy jewelry, soaps, lotions, clothes, snacks, and more.

Each of our partner organizations will be available to share information on programs and services they provide to the community, including youth programs, scholarships, health fairs, just to name a few.  You don't want to miss out on these resources!

You will need a state issued photo ID in order to cast your ballot in the Vote Center. If you are dropping off your mail in ballot, no ID is required.

Come party with us and our entire family as we ROCK THE VOTE!

Vendors Wanted

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Voter Takeover Initiative

National Partnerships

The political climate in our nation continues to be toxic and divisive around many of the issues that are important to our members and our communities. Elections have consequences and policy makers are attempting to repeal civil rights protections, reduce regulations on big banks, and restrict school nutrition programs, just to name a few. Unified engagement is needed now with great urgency. 

Understanding that we are more effective when we work together and leverage resources, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC) created a social action task force to effectively coordinate voter engagement efforts in 2016. Each organization has maintained a national partnership with NAACP for decades and now commits to engaging communities collectively in local Get Out the Vote (GOTV) activities. Read more about the 2018 NPHC/NAACP partnership here.

Voter Takeover - #votertakeover2018

After seeing the numbers for African Americans in Arizona, we committed to making the national partnership a local priority. Of the 188,000 eligibile African American voters in Arizona, only 91,000 are registered voters. In the last 3 presidential elections, an average of 25,000 African Americans actually voted and in the last 3 mid-term elections, only an average of 15,000 showed up to the polls. With these numbers, the African American communiy could be a deciding factor in any statewide election so we are initiating #votertakeover2018!

Arizona On The Run II Vote Tour - #AZOTRIIVOTE

Here in Arizona we have kicked off the Arizona On The Run II Vote Tour, registering and educating voters on the election process and why it is so important to vote. Check out our calendar on this site as well as our social media for events and activities around the Valley focused on voter registration, voter education, and voter mobilization.

Elections 2018

AZ Registration Deadlines

You don't have to wait for an event to register. In order to vote in the August 28th Primary Election, you must register by July 30. In order to vote in the November 6th General Election, you must register by October 9. Register online today.

National Voter Registration Day

In partnership with the NPHC and NAACP, we are working to register as many voters as possible by September 25, 2018. Check our calendar often for updates on activities around the Valley.

When We All Vote

Our #AZOTRIIVOTE initiative is partnering with First Lady Michelle Obama to register as many votes as possible during the last week of September. Check our calendar and join us at any of our events.

Save the Date: Arizona African American Legislative Conference - February 6-8, 2019