The November General Election is right around the corner, and early voting ballots will be hitting mailboxes any day now! Staying up to date with your local elections is vital, and participating in them is key to ensuring a resilient and bright future for our state. From candidate platforms to ballot measures, renewable energy is at the forefront of Arizona elections this year.
The Arizona Corporation Commission race is incredibly important, as this regulatory body makes decisions that impact the daily lives of all Arizonans, and plays a vital role in promoting (or hindering) clean and ethical energy standards. Though this race will be far down on your ballot this year, it is critical to pay attention to the candidates, their platforms, and their history. Sandra Kennedy (D), Kiana Sears (D), Justin Olson (R), and Rodney Glassman (R) are running for the two open seats.
Proposition 127 will also be on the ballots in November. This initiative would increase the amount of Arizona’s power that comes from renewable sources to 50 percent by 2030. SunHarvest Solar endorses this measure, as it will help expand the solar and renewable energy industries in Arizona, leading to more job creation, a cleaner environment, and better public health across the state. Other leaders in Arizona have also voiced their support for this bill, including the Arizona Solar Energy Industries Association (AriSEIA), Vote Solar, and more.
Check out the links below to learn more about Proposition 127 and the effects in can have in our state:
Voting for candidates who support clean, ethical, and efficient energies can help build a brighter future for the state we call home! Click here to learn more about where many candidates stand on climate change, water, renewable energy, and urban heat issues. Be sure to research candidates in your area to learn more about their stance on Arizona’s renewable energy future.
You can keep up with important dates and deadlines and learn more about candidates running for election in your area on the Arizona Clean Elections website. Stay tuned to PBS and AZCentral.com to view various debates leading up to the election, and to watch debates that have already aired.