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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.

Learn more about Who Can Register To Vote in Arizona?

How Do I Register To Vote in Arizona

Online

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 participant’s 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

Learn more about Voting at the Polls on Election Day

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

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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

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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.

college students

  • 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.[13] Voting in Arizona may be a declaration of residency, potentially making you subject to other laws that govern state residents.

Learn more about Movers/college students Voting

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When Is The Next Election?

Upcoming Elections Calendar - Election dates and deadlines - Check Arizona upcoming elections schedule

Poll Hours: 6:00 AM-7:00 PM

The polls shall be opened in every precinct at 6:00 a.m. on the day of election and shall be closed at 7:00 p.m.
Any qualified voter who at the moment of closing is in the line of waiting voters shall be allowed to prepare and have his ballot deposited by the election board official in the presence of the election board and himself.

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use voter.azsos.gov to Locate Your Polling Place. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?

NO: Arizona does not provide Same Day Voter Registration. You must register to vote by the voter registration deadline in order to vote in an election. If you miss the voter registration deadline for an election you should contact your local election office.

Can I Take Time Off For Voting? Yes

A. A person entitled to vote at a primary or general election held within this state may, on the day of election, absent himself for the purpose of voting from the service or employment at which he is employed if there are less than three consecutive hours between the opening of the polls and the beginning of his regular workshift or between the end of his regular workshift and the closing of the polls. In such event, he may absent himself for such length of time at the beginning or end of his workshift that, when added to the time difference between workshift hours and opening or closing of the polls, will provide a total of three consecutive hours. He shall not, because of such absence, be liable for any penalty, nor shall any deduction be made therefor from his usual salary or wages. Application shall be made for such absence prior to the day of election, and the employer may specify the hours during which the employee may absent himself. B. A person who refuses an employee the right conferred by this section, or who subjects an employee to a penalty o r reduction of wages therefor, or who directly or indirectly violates the provisions of this section, is guilty of a cla ss 2 misdemeanor.

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