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Your Vote Counts
May 19, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFREE
The right to vote is fundamental to democracy in the United States. So why is voting in the news every day? Why is voting in local and national elections important? How has the voting process changed over time? What is the role of the County Recorder in the election process? Join us for a lively conversation with former Maricopa County Recorder, Adrian Fontes. Fontes will discuss the County Recorder’s duties, the registration and voting process, technological changes, and the experience of voters, young and old, from all backgrounds, across Arizona. Can the process be improved? Let’s talk about why voting matters.Register Here
This program is being hosted by Arizona Humanities and the George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center. This program is funded by the “Why it Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Adrian Fontes was the 29th Maricopa County Recorder and is an attorney and an Honorably Discharged veteran of the United States Marine Corp. During his term as the Maricopa County Recorder, Fontes saw a half-million voter increase in the county’s voter registration rolls. His efforts to make improvements in the election system resulted in an increase of 600,000 voters in 2020. Fontes has been the recipient of national awards for innovation in technology from the National Association of County Officials and a Clearing House Award from the Federal Election Assistance Commission. Widely recognized for his bipartisanship and dedication to the fundamental rights of voters and ensuring access for all US citizens, Fontes now serves as the Chief Deputy Recorder in Tucson, Arizona.