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.
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 Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL)
There is no excuse required to receive an early ballot through mail. You may request a ballot no earlier than 120 days and no later than 11 days before the election. You may sign up to become a Permanent Early Voter to always receive an early ballot. To sign up as a Permanent Early Voter you can fill out a new registration form and check the Permanent Early Voter box. You can also sign up for the PEVL online here.
Request a One-Time Ballot-by-Mail
By using one of the following methods:
-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.Request your Ballot
Early voting for the November 2, 2021 election begins October 6, 2021.
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 Permanent Early Voting List to receive an early mail ballot for all elections you are eligible to vote in. If you are on the Permanent Early Voting List you can check the date your ballot was mailed to you, the date the ballot was returned to the county and the whether your ballot was accepted on the Arizona Voter Information Portal.
Your next election date can be found here.
To be eligible to vote you must be:
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:
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:
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.
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:
Acceptable forms of identification without a photograph that bear your name and address (you must show two forms):
Other acceptable forms of identification are one identification with your name and photo and one non-photo identification with name and address.
Voters can call or text 844-338-8743 at any time to reach VoteRiders Voter ID Helpline
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.
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.
Visit www.workelections.com to find localized information for becoming a poll worker in your area.
In order to be a poll worker in Arizona, you must be:
You will be entitled to compensation. To sign up, contact your local board of elections.
Polling place hours are from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm.
You can confirm your voting location by selecting from the following local resources: Arizona State Poll Locator Tool.
You will vote by provisional ballot if you meet certain criteria.
That criteria is:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You may sign up for the Permanent Early Voting List to receive your early ballot through the mail at the same time you register to vote!
Employers are required to grant three hours of paid leave to vote, unless polls are open three hours before or after work shift. Employees must request leave before Election Day, and the employer may specify the hours that he employee can be absent from work.
To verify your voter registration statusclick here!
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.