Because we are the 4th largest county in the United States, with 1,142 voting precincts, there is a constant need for our resources within the community of Maricopa County. We are here to educate and service our constituency through voter outreach events.
The Maricopa County Elections Department conducts at least two outreach events a week, and on some occasions three or four. It is anticipated that we will register nearly 10,000 new voters in a year. Our department has been asked by the United States Government to conduct all of the voter registration at the naturalization ceremonies each week. Many times there are at least two ceremonies each Friday which may have three to five hundred new citizens at each ceremony. We're frequently asked by business and industry to hold a voter registration drive at their offices, and we have a special program designed for our high schools.
Often we are called upon to host foreign dignitaries as they journey across the United States. This is accomplished through the World Affairs Council of Arizona and the United States Department of State. We have provided tours for visitors from France, Turkmenistan, UNESCO, Vietnam, Russian, India, Pakistan, United Kingdom, the Democratic Republic of Congo, to name a few. And we have been requested to assist several countries holding elections whose citizens reside in Maricopa County.
We are actively engaged in our Hispanic and Native American communities and we invite you to visit that site for more information. Please view our calendar of events for future voter outreach activitiy. We thank you for visiting this site and hope you have learned more about the Maricopa County Elections Department.