VOTER FAQ

Am I eligible to vote in Arizona?

  • You are eligible to vote in Arizona if you are a citizen of the U.S., have resided in Arizona for at least 29 days before the election, are at least 18 years old or will be 18 by election day, have not been convicted of a felony (unless your civil rights have been restored) and have not been adjudicated incompetent.

 

How do I register to vote in Arizona?

  • Online: You can register to vote online by following this link.

  • By mail: Print out a Voter Registration form and mail it to the County Recorder’s office.

  • In-person: You can register to vote in person by going to the County Recorder’s office and filling out a Voter Registration Form.

 

When do I have to register to vote for elections in Arizona?

  • The Voter Registration deadline is 30 days before the election. It often takes from three to six weeks to receive your proof of voter registration from your county recorder’s office.

 

What identification must I present at the polling place if I vote in person?

  • To vote in person on election day, you must show one form of acceptable photo ID that has your name and your current Arizona address. This includes valid Arizona Driver’s licenses as well as IDs issued by federal, state, local, or tribal governments. If you do not have an ID with your photo or the address on your ID is not up to date, you can provide two different forms of acceptable identification that bear your name and address. This includes utility bills dated within 90 days of the date of the election, bank or credit union statements that are dated within 90 days of the date of the election, valid Arizona Vehicle Registrations, Indian census cards, property tax statements, tribal enrollment cards or other forms of tribal identification, vehicle insurance cards, or valid United States federal, state, or local government-issued identification.

  • If you do not have acceptable forms of ID when you go to vote, you will be given a provisional ballot. With a provisional ballot, you have five days after a federal general election and three days after any other election to provide acceptable identification.

 

When and where can I vote in person for the general election?

  • On election day, polls throughout Arizona will be open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Eleven days before an election, a sample ballot will be mailed to registered voters. Your polling location will be shown on the address label of the sample ballot. You can also find your polling location within Maricopa County by following this link.

 

Am I able to vote early?

  • Yes, and in fact, Arizona maintains a permanent early voting list. Once you are on this list, an early ballot will automatically be mailed to you approximately 26 days prior to each election for which you are qualified to vote.  Early ballots can be requested up to 93 days before the election but no later than 11 days before an election. Your completed ballot can either be returned to the same county recorder’s office that sent you the ballot or dropped off at any polling place within that county before the polls close at 7:00 p.m. on election day. Additionally, many Arizona counties, including Maricopa, allow early voting at designated polling locations. One such location is on the ASU Tempe campus in the Safety Escort Office, Palo Verde West Building.

 

I am registered to vote in Arizona but have recently moved. Can I still vote in an upcoming election?

  • Yes. If you have moved within the same county you need to update your registration. You can update your voter registration online www.servicearizona.com or by obtaining a registration form. Be sure you also update your address with the Department of Motor Vehicles before you vote. If you have moved counties within Arizona, you can re-register within the new county as long as you meet the eligibility requirements listing above.

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