All Voting is Local Announces Text Message Campaign to Help Maricopa County Residents Vote By Mail


October 10, 2018

PHOENIX–All Voting is Local today announced a texting campaign to help Maricopa County residents vote by mail with updates sent by text directly to their cell phones.

My Ballot Counts” encourages the more than 1.5 million mail-in voters in Maricopa County to sign up for the jurisdiction’s first ever text message alert system, which sends voters updates when mail ballots are received and counted. All Voting is Local’s campaign includes digital ads in Spanish and English highlighting the civic pride of making one’s voice heard and the ease of doing so through the mail.

“Voting by mail has huge advantages – it offers convenience and flexibility for voters, simplifies the process for counties and saves money across the board,” said Alex Gulotta, State Director for All Voting is Local Arizona. “But like any new process, it takes getting used to. We are committed to working together to demystify the process and ensure voters have the peace of mind that their ballots have been mailed, received and properly counted. What better way to stay up to date than with texts sent right to your phone.”

The campaign directs voters to the website with instructions how to sign up for texts from the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office. The ads will run through the end of October and are done in partnership with the recorder’s office and the Arizona Advocacy Foundation.

“Voters want the assurance that their votes are counted and that the system is working,” said Joe Edman, executive director of the Arizona Advocacy Foundation. “With text alerts, the confirmations are all sent directly to their phones in real time. We hope more voters will use this tool, making casting a ballot by mail simple and and straightforward.”

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All Voting is Local fights for the right to vote through a unique combination of data-driven organizing, advocacy and communications. It is a collaborative campaign housed at The Leadership Conference Education Fund, in conjunction with Access Democracy; the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation; the American Constitution Society; the Campaign Legal Center; and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law