Arizona Voting Information
- Absentee Ballot Process
- Campaign Finance Information
- Candidate and Ballot Measure Information
- Drop Boxes
- Early Voting
- Election Dates
- Eligibility Requirements
- ID Needed for Voter Registration
- ID Needed for Voting?
- Official Results
- Overseas and Military Voters
- Poll Worker Information
- Polling Place Hours
- Polling Place Locator
- Provisional Voting
- Provisions for Voters with Disabilities
- Registration Deadline
- Time Off To Vote
- Verify Voter Registration
- Voting Machines
Absentee Ballot Process
Mail in voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Candidate and Ballot Measure Information
Your next election date can be found here.
To be eligible to vote you must be:
- A U.S. 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
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 other form of tribal identification
- Valid U.S. federal, state, or local government issued ID
Acceptable forms of identification without a photograph that bear 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
- 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 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
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.
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.
Poll Worker Information
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:
- Registered to vote in Arizona (unless participating in student program)
- At least 16 years of age
- A U.S. Citizen
- Complete the required training
- A Student with citizenship, 6 years or older, with parental permission
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.
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
Citizens with disabilities should contact their local county recorder for information about polling place access, early voting, assistance at the polling place and all other election related procedures.
For more information, you can utilize the American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) resource.
You can register to vote online! The registration deadline is 29 days before an election.
Time Off 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.
Verify Voter Registration
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.
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