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Voter registration deadlines extended

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Response to voter advocacy group challenge

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.—A lawsuit filed by several voter advocacy groups has given people in three states extra time to register to vote.

U.S. District Court Judge Steven P. Logan issued a ruling Oct. 6 extending voter registration deadlines.

People in New Mexico can register to vote or update voter registration information in-person at the county clerk’s office until Oct. 31. Online options expired Oct. 6.

In Arizona, the voter registration deadline is 5 pm Oct. 23. That date includes online at https://azsos.gov, by mail or in person.

People in Utah also have until 5 pm Oct. 23 to register to vote online at https://secure.utah.gov/voterreg/index.html. Mail in registration forms must be received by Oct. 23. Utah residents can still register to vote at any early voting location or at a polling location on election day.

“We encourage all of our Navajo people to register to vote and let your voices be heard in the upcoming Nov. 3 general election,” Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said. “You can register online, by phone, by mail, or in-person. Our Navajo people, and all Indigenous peoples throughout the country, have a strong voice and influence when we vote.

“The Nez-Lizer Administration has provided many opportunities to register during our food and care package distribution events as well. Please register to vote today,” Nez said.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has created so many unprecedented challenges for our Navajo people, including being able to register to vote. Monday’s ruling for the state of Arizona expands the opportunity for our people to register and to vote in the upcoming election,” Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer stated. “Please take the initiative to register to vote and please encourage your family members and friends to do the same. Let our voices be heard,” Lizer said.

For more information about voter registration, early voting, and other information: U.S. Election Assistance Commission Website: eac.gov; (866) 747-1471.

State of Arizona Website: https://azsos.gov; (602) 542-4285

State of Utah Website: https://vote.utah.gov

State of New Mexico Website: sos.state.nm.us; (800) 477-3632