Arizona Voting Quick Facts
Who Can Register to vote in Arizona
To register to vote in the State of Arizona, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
- Be a United States Citizen
- Be a resident of Arizona and the county listed on your registration
- Be 18 years of age or more on or before the day of the next regular General Election
You cannot register to vote in Arizona if:
- You have been convicted of a felony and have not yet had your civil rights restored
- You have been adjudicated incompetent
You should update your voter information if any of the following apply:
- You recently moved to a new address
- Your name has been legally changed
- You would like to change your political party affiliation
After you have successfully registered to vote you will receive a voter registration card in the mail within 4-6 weeks.
How Do I Register To Vote in Arizona
You may visit your County Recorder's office and fill out a registration form in person.
Click here to get the address and phone number for the board of registrars office in your county
You can either print off a form online (PDF) or request that a registration form be mailed to you from your County Recorder. After completing the voter registration form, mail it to your county recorderâs office.
Click here to download the Mail-In Voter Registration Form
Arizona enables residents to register through their online voter registration portal.
If you have an Arizona Driver License and/or an Arizona non-operating I.D. card issued by the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) you may register to vote through Service Arizona EZ Voter Registration.
Click here to Register Online
Address Confidentiality Program Members
ACP protected voters can participate in national, state, and local elections without endangering the confidentiality of their real address. By registering as an ACP protected voter, this ensures that a program participantâs real address will not appear on any public registered voter lists that may be made public. The security of this process is similar to the process afforded police and judges. Participants should only register to vote through the ACP process
Click here to access the ACP process
Voting At The Polls On Election Day
WHAT IS AN ACCEPTABLE FORM OF IDENTIFICATION FOR VOTING
What to bring to the polls
When you arrive to vote at the polls on Election Day you will announce your name and place of
residence to the election official and present one form of identification from List #1 or two different forms of
identification from List #2 or 3.
List #1 - Sufficient Photo ID including name and address (One Required)
- Valid Arizona driver license
- Valid Arizona non-operating identification card
- Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification
- Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification
List #2 - Sufficient ID without a photograph that bear the name and address (Two Required)
- Utility bill of the elector that is dated within 90 days of the date of the election. A utility bill
may be for electric, gas, water, solid waste, sewer, telephone, cellular phone, or cable television
- Bank or credit union statement that is dated within 90 days of the date of the election
- Valid Arizona Vehicle Registration
- Indian census card
- Property tax statement of the elector's residence
- Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification Arizona vehicle insurance card
- Recorder's Certificate
- Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification, including a
voter registration card issued by the County Recorder
- Any mailing to the elector marked “Official Election Material”
List #3 -Mix and Match from Lists #1 and #2 (Two Required)
- Any valid photo identification from List 1 in which the address does not reasonably match the precinct register accompanied by a non-photo identification from List 2 in which the address does reasonably match the precinct register
- U.S. Passport without address and one valid item from List 2
- U.S. Military identification without address and one valid item from List 2
Voters with Disabilities
Accessible Polling Places: All polling locations and vote centers have been chosen with special needs voters in mind. Each location will provide handicap parking and be able to accommodate individuals in wheelchairs, as well as, individuals with visual or hearing impairments.
Oftentimes a temporary modification will be made to the polling location providing easier accessibility for the voter.
Accessible Voting Systems: All polling locations and vote centers must have an accessible voting device
for use by voters with disabilities. In addition to the accessible voting devices, each poling location
will have magnifying instruments, large print versions of the publicity pamphlets and trained poll workers
who are ready to assist you.
Curbside Voting:Voters who are unable to enter the polling location or voting center may ask that a ballot
be brought to them by an election poll worker.
Permanent Early Voting: If you have a permanent physical disability, you may request to be placed
on the Permanent Early Voter List (PEVL). You will be mailed a ballot for each election that you are eligible
for and can vote from the comfort and convenience of your own home.
- Register to be a permanent early voter online
- Register to be a permanent early voter by mail
Who Can Vote in Primary Elections in Arizona
Both Democrats and Republicans hold Semi-Closed Primaries
I am not registered with a recognized party, can I still vote in the Primary Election?
Arizona has an open primary law that allows any voter who is registered as independent to cast a ballot for one of the officially recognized political parties.
The Primary Election is not the same as a Presidential Preference Election, while an independent voter may cast a ballot in a Primary Election, only voters who are registered with a recognized party may cast a ballot at the Presidential Preference Election.
If you are registered with a recognized party, you will only be able to vote with that party’s ballot in the Primary Election and as a result you may only vote for that party’s candidates
Click here for additional information
Who Can Vote Absentee in Arizona
Any registered voter in Arizona may vote early by one of two ways:
- The first is by Permanent Early Voting List. If you are on the Permanent Early Voting List, an early ballot will automatically be sent to the address your County
Recorder has on file. Check to see if you are on the Permanent Early Voting List by visiting Voter View at voter.azsos.gov. Please note that election mail is non forwardable.
If you are on the Permanent Early Voting List and wish to receive your early ballot at an address different
than your regular mailing address, contact your County Recorder to request your early ballot be sent to the different address.
If you are not on the Permanent Early Voting List and would like to be on it, please contact your County Recorder on page 12.
- The second way a registered voter in Arizona may vote early is by using the One-Time Early Ballot Request. If you are not on the Permanent Early Voting List, and would like to request a one-time early ballot from your County Recorder, you may do so by telephone, mail, or fax. Online early ballot requests are also available in certain counties. When contacting your County Recorder to obtain an early ballot, make sure to include: your name and address as registered; date of birth and state or country of birth; the election for which the ballot is requested;
address where you are temporarily residing (if applicable); your signature (signatures are required for all early ballot requests except when requesting online)
MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS
Uniformed Services are defined as the U.S. Armed Forces, merchant marine, commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration.
An overseas citizen means a U.S. citizen who resides outside the U.S., and who was qualified to register,except for age, in Arizona
immediately prior to his or her departure from Arizona
What If My Address Has Changed
I moved recently, when is the deadline to update my voter registration?
- The final day to update your voter registration or register to vote is midnight on the 29th day before the election. For the 2016 Primary Election that day is Midnight on August 1, 2016 and for the 2016 General Election you must register before Midnight on October 10, 2016. All voter registration forms that are mailed in must be postmarked on or before the deadline. The final day to update your voter registration or register to vote is midnight on the 29th day before the election. For the 2016 Primary Election that day is Midnight on August 1, 2016 and for the 2016 General Election you must register before Midnight on October 10, 2016.
- At School. Students can establish residency in Arizona if they have a present intention to remain at their Arizona school address for the time being, and they intend to make it their principal home. Any other interpretation of the residency laws is unconstitutional. Voting in Arizona may be a declaration of residency, potentially making you subject to other laws that govern state residents.
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