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Non-profit group seeks to register thousands of voters statewide

Posted at 10:24 PM, Jan 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 00:24:32-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — 'Chispa AZ' said it has registered voters in the past.

"In 2018 we registered almost 30,000 voter registrations," said Jose Martinez, Chief of Staff for the organization's Tucson office.

"We are non partisan organization, non-profit organization, we register anybody that comes into our door."

With the Tucson Jazz Festival as their backdrop, Chispa AZ kicked off their plan this election year to get voters engaged.

"Chispa is actually all around the state, so we're registering in Maricopa county, we're registering here in Pima County and also in Yuma County," Martinez said.

"I'm filling out the form to become a registered voter," said Miles Lyons.

"I'm looking forward to voting in November, I'm very excited."

Lyons is not of age to vote now.

"I'm right at the cutoff, I'm basically going to turn 18 a month before I can vote for the election, which is pretty exciting to me."

He's hoping to cast his first ever ballot later this year.

Pima County's Republican Party is gearing up as well.

They say voter registration drives are planned at libraries, gun shows, Pima County Fair and the Reid Park Zoo, to name a few locations.