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Some elections in this list are local and do not apply for all Arizona voters. Please click the “View all” button below to view all election dates in your state.

Next Election: Primary
Tuesday, July 30, 2024
State Primary - Semi-closed Primary

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Arizona Voting Information

Absentee Ballot Process

Mail in voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request a mail in ballot is 11 days before the election. You can return your absentee ballot request form through mail, in person at your local elections office, or online. Voted ballots must be received by 7pm on Election Day in order to be counted. For more information, please contact your Secretary of State. You can sign up to track your ballot by mail on your Secretary of States website. 

Registered voters have two ways to get a ballot-by-mail:

Join the Active Early Voting List (AEVL)

There is no excuse required to receive an early ballot through the mail. You may request a ballot no later than 11 days before the election. Voters on the AEVL are automatically sent a ballot-by-mail for all elections in which they are eligible to vote. Sign up for the AEVL here

Request a One-Time Ballot-by-Mail 

By using one of the following methods:

- Online

-Submit a written request form

-Call your county recorder

-Send an email to your county recorder

Returning your Ballot-by-Mail

Early ballots by mail will be sent out about 27 days before the election, depending on when you requested the ballot. All ballots must be received by 7pm on Election Day in order to be counted. They can be mailed to your County Election Office or dropped in your local drop boxes. Please contact your county official for additional information.

Those who requested an absentee ballot but end up voting in person should not mail a ballot and vote in person. Some counties allow voters to vote in person on Election Day. Voters will be given a new ballot and their mailed ballot will be voided. For specifics, you can find your local county clerk contact info here.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Voter Foundation.

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Campaign Finance Information

For information on federal campaign contributions, please visit Open Secrets.

For information on state campaign contributions, please visit your state's resource.

Candidate and Ballot Measure Information

Information on local, state and federal candidates and ballot measures may be available here.



Drop Boxes

Voters who do not mail back their ballot by the recommended deadline have until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day to drop off their ballot at their County Recorder’s Office or any ballot drop-box or voting location in the county. All ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m.  

Early Voting

In-person early voting begins 27 days before the election and ends the Friday before the election. You may vote early in person at the County Recorder's office or on-site voting locations designated by the county recorder.

You can also sign up for the  Active Early Voting List (AEVL) to receive an early mail ballot for all elections you are eligible to vote in. If you are on the AEVL  you can check the date your ballot was mailed to you, the date the ballot was returned to the county and whether your ballot was accepted on the Arizona Voter Information Portal. Sign up for the AEVL here


Election Dates

Your next election date can be found here.



Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote, you must be:

  • A US citizen
  • A resident of Arizona
  • 18 years of age or older on or before the day of the general election
  • Not convicted of a felony or have had your civil rights restored
  • Not adjudicated incompetent

Incarcerated Voters & Returning Citizens: 

In Arizona, you are not eligible to vote if you are convicted of a felony. Your voting rights may be restored following the completion of your sentence, including prison term, probation, and parole. If you have been convicted of more than one felony offense, you must apply to restore your voting rights. Some sentences have a time limit dependent on the type of conviction. Persons sentenced to lifetime probation are not eligible for rights restoration under statute.  

Pretrial detention and misdemeanors do not restrict your voting rights. 

Voters without traditional residence: 

In Arizona, a person may not be refused voter registration or declared unqualified to vote because they do not live in a permanent, private, or fixed structure. Any of the following may be used as a registration address in the state: 

  • A homeless shelter 

  • A temporary place for living that the individual is a resident of (halfway house, transitional housing, etc.) 

  • The county courthouse in the county in which the resident resides 

  • A general delivery address for a post office covering the location where the registrant is a resident 

ID Needed for Voter Registration

If you use your states Registration form, you must provide proof of citizenship in order to register.

The simplest form to use for your voter registration in Arizona is the Standard Federal Registration Form   You can find the federal standardized form in English here and in Spanish here. For more language options go here.

If you register to vote using the Arizona State Registration form, the following will serve as proof of citizenship and no additional documents are needed:

  • An Arizona driver license or non-operating identification number issued after October 1, 1996:
  • A Tribal Identification number (Bureau of Indian Affairs Card Number, Tribal Treaty Card Number, or Tribal Enrollment Number)
  • The number from your certificate of naturalization

If you do not have the above information, you must attach proof of citizenship to the form. Only one form is needed to register to vote. The following is a list of acceptable forms:

  • A legible photocopy of a birth certificate that verifies citizenship and supporting legal documentation (i.e. marriage certificate) if the name on the birth certificate is not the same as your current legal name
  • A legible photocopy of pertinent pages of a United States passport identifying the applicant
  • Presentation to the County Recorder of United States naturalization documents
  • Indian Census Number, Bureau of Indian Affairs Card Number, Tribal Treaty Card Number or Tribal Enrollment Number
  • A legible photocopy of a Tribal Certificate of Indian Blood or Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Affidavit of Birth.

If you are registered in Arizona and use the registration form because you move within a county, change your name, or change your political party affiliation, you do not need to provide photocopies of proof of citizenship. You only need to provide proof of citizenship if you are a new resident in an Arizona county.

ID Needed for Voting

You will be required to show proof of identity at the polling place before receiving a ballot. The ID can include a photo but it is not required. If you do not use a photo ID you must show two forms of non-photo ID.

Acceptable forms of identification with photograph, name, and address, such as:

  • Valid Arizona driver's license
  • Valid Arizona non-operating identification license
  • Tribal enrollment card or another form of tribal identification
  • Valid U.S. federal, state, or local government-issued ID

Acceptable forms of identification without a photograph that bears your name and address (you must show two forms):

  • Utility bill that is dated within 90 days of the date of the election.
  • 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
  • Recorder's certificate
  • Valid U.S. federal, state, or local government-issued ID, including a voter registration card issued by the county recorder
  • Tribal enrollment card or another form of tribal identification
  • Arizona vehicle insurance card
  • Any mailing to the elector marked "Official Election Material"

Other acceptable forms of identification are one identification with your name and photo and one non-photo identification with your name and address.

  • 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 can call or text 844-338-8743 at any time to reach VoteRiders Voter ID Helpline

Official Results

Official results are never available on Election Day.  Election officials are working around the clock to count an unprecedented number of ballots, and it’s essential that they take the time to make sure every vote is counted. 

Official results will be released 6-20 days after the election on Arizona’s Secretary of State website as they become available. 


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Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependent of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation, or your state resource.

Poll Worker Information

You can make sure we have safe, fair, and efficient elections for all. Become a poll worker today!

In order to be a poll worker in Arizona, you must be:

  • Registered to vote in Arizona (unless participating in student program)
  • At least 18 years of age
  • A U.S. Citizen
  • A Student with citizenship, 16 years or older, with parental permission
  • Complete the required training

You will be entitled to compensation. To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Polling Place Hours

Polling place hours are from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Polling Place Locator

You can confirm your voting location by selecting from the following local resources: Arizona State Poll Locator Tool.


Primary Election Process

In Arizona, if you are registered with a particular party, you may only vote in that party's primary. If you are unaffiliated with any political party, you may request a ballot to vote in either the Republican or Democratic primary.  

Note: The provision for an open primary does not apply to the Presidential Preference Election. Only voters of a participating party may vote on that party's ballot. Independent (unaffiliated) voters may change their voter registration to a designated party by the registration deadline. After the election, voters may change their registration back to unaffiliated.

For more information about how to participate in the partisan primaries as an unaffiliated (also known as Independent or No-party) voter, please follow the link below:



Provisional Voting

You will vote by provisional ballot if you meet certain criteria.

That criteria is:

  • Your name is not on the registration list
  • The name and address on the registration list is not the same as the name and address on your ID
  • Your ID is not sufficient
  • You moved to a new precinct within the county
  • You changed your name
  • You were challenged as a qualified voter
  • You requested an early ballot but did not vote an early ballot

You will be given a receipt with information on how to verify the status of your provisional ballot. Provisional ballots are counted 10 business days after a General Election and 5 days for all other elections.

Provisions for Voters with Disabilities

You have several accessible voting options.

Accessible Polling Places:

All polling locations will provide handicap parking and be able to accommodate people in wheelchairs, as well as people with visual or hearing impairments. If you need modifications to your polling location please contact your county recorder.

Accessible Voting Systems:

All polling locations/voting centers must have an accessible voting device available for use. Each polling location will also have magnifying instruments, large print versions of pamphlets and trained poll workers ready to assist if needed.

Curbside Voting:

If you are unable to enter the polling location you may ask that a ballot be brought to you by a poll worker.

Permanent Early Voting:

If you have a permanent physical disability, you may request to be placed on the Permanent Early Voter List. This will ensure you are mailed a ballot for each election in your area that you can vote from home. You can register for the permanent early voter list online or through the mail.

Assistance Completing Election Materials:

If you are unable to sign or fully complete the election materials (such as a voter registration form, early ballot, etc.) you may be assisted by someone who is willing to help. This includes getting assistance at the polling place by poll workers from two different parties, or from someone who you choose to help you.

HAVA Hotline:

The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) can help people who have questions about voting with disabilities. The Arizona Center for Disability Law runs a hotline to help answer questions. You can call them at 602-274-6287 or 1-800-927-2260 anytime from 7am-7pm on Election Day.

For more information, you can utilize the American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) resource.

Registration Deadline

The registration deadline is 29 days before an election. You can register to vote online! You will need an Arizona Driver License and/or an Arizona non-operating ID card to register online.

If you do not have either of those forms of ID, you can register by mail or in person at your County Recorder's Office.

You may sign up for the Active Early Voting List to receive your early ballot through the mail at the same time you register to vote!

Time Off To Vote

In Arizona, employers must grant paid leave for voting if there are less than three hours between the time that polls open or close and when an employee starts or ends their shift. Employees must request leave before Election Day. The employer may specify the hours the employee can be absent from work.

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Voting Machines

The voting systems used in Arizona are Optical Scan and DRE.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. And some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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