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Good morning, COGS E-Newsletter Reader.  FULL ALERT if you are an Independent voter. Even though there are more Independents in Arizona than Democrats, Republicans,  or other groups, you cannot vote in the Primary Election without action on your part.  No voting privilege is yours in the county and state primary election if you have not declared an established political party ballot preference.   Go online to  Have your AZ driver's license and Voter Registration card number ready to include in the form. At the end of your entries you can print out a new card to prove your choice.  There is NO SCOTTSDALE PRIMARY as we don't have enough candidates to do the primary run-off. Remember that Scottsdale elections are NON-partisan.

UPDATE 4:30 PM: Apologies for the COGS E-Newsletter not being specifically clear for Independent voters. Yes, you must declare which party ballot you want  (1) when you ask for an early ballot through the Maricopa County website by phone OR (2) on election day at the polling place where you can ask for a particular party ballot.

August 1 is the deadline for new registration.   August 19th is the deadline for Independents and others to request the early ballot.

KEY DATES from the Maricopa County Recorder website:

Voter Registration Deadline - Monday, August 1, 2016
Early Voting Begins - Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Last Day to Request an Early Ballot - Friday, August 19, 2016
Mail in Your Early Ballot - By Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Election Day - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The following link has an excellent pictoral/graphic explanation by the Clean Elections Commission for the State of Arizona It is always important that informed voters VOTE.

Support the arts and have a fabulous Thai dinner this Saturday between 4 and 6 pm. Scottsdale Neighborhood Arts Place,  “SNAP” Eats-N-Arts   Enjoy live music & great food while 20% of your total food tab will go to supporting the arts! (Alcoholic Drinks excluded)     Savor the exquisite Thai Cuisine of Malee’s on Main, 7131 East Main St., Scottsdale 85251       Call (480) 947-6042 for advance reservations.

  • Thursday, July 28th 7 PM

 ArtWalk Every Thursday Stroll the Main Street and Marshall Way Art District--including north of Indian School Road to experience art from bronze to oils to custom jewelry and other creative expressions. The free Downtown trolley operates to 9 pm to transport you. Enjoy dining before or after. . ArtWalk is free.

Museum of the West update....The Lewis and Clark Expedition paintings will be leaving at the end of October--Don't miss it. The Hopi Collection exhibit construction will require closure of a section of the museum.. Become a sustaining member and be part of the private reveal when it is completed.

        Friday, July, 29 noon   

Artist Nathaniel Lewis and the Scottsdale Library invite you to unearth the mysteries that lie inside the More... 

Catacombs of Professor McGee exhibit on display through end of August. Cost: Free.

Saturday, July 30 noon - Constitution Day Contest showcases American pride; offers prizes and praise <mime-attachment.gif>  Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane will host the Constitution Day Contest to commemorate the Sept. 17, 1797, signing of the U. S. Constitution. This year’s contest includes an art/video 

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     Sonnie Kirtley, Chair e-mail 
     Coalition of Greater Scottsdale
     8924 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Suite G5, PMB 518

     Scottsdale, AZ 85250


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