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Democrats, Republicans make final push for votes before Election Day

Arizona voters excited about midterm election
Posted at 4:29 PM, Aug 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-25 19:38:38-04

The midterm election is just a few days away in Arizona and Democrats and Republicans are making a final push for votes this weekend. 

As Arizonans prepare to head to the polls Tuesday, candidates Ann Kirkpatrick and Kelli Ward spent the day with supporters in Tucson making their last efforts for votes before Election Day. 

Charles Allen with the Kirkpatrick campaign says people seem more excited about voting as he reaches out to voters. 

"And I've knocked on hundreds of doors," Allen says. "I see people that are more enthused about this election than I saw two years ago. Quite honestly, people wouldn't look me in the face two years ago."

Last week, Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan said nearly 22,000 new voters have registered since March. 

With just a few days to go, Ward campaign volunteer, Bill Maynard, has advice for undecided voters.

"If you want to find out about a candidate, talk to the volunteers, especially the ones that have been there longterm," Maynard says. "It's rare that you find somebody that's been there two years, a year, and so forth." 

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Some made the option to vote by mail. As of the beginning of this month, more than 287,000 mail-in ballots were sent out in Pima County.

One thing both sides can agree on, the proof will be in the numbers come Tuesday, and every vote counts. 

"I think it's going to be a horse race. I don't see red waves or blue waves, but we'll soon see," Allen says.

The deadline to vote in next week's primary has passed. To vote in the November election, new Arizona voters must register by midnight on October 9.