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ID Needed for Voter Registration

Arizona

The simplest form to use for your voter registration in Arizona is the Standard Federal Registration Form which requires those registering to vote to swear an oath that they’re American citizens. The Arizona State Registration form requires additional proof of citizenship that may create barriers and impose financial costs for potential citizen registrants. 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: write the number in box 13 of the Arizona Voter Registration form
  • A Tribal Identification number (Bureau of Indian Affairs Card Number, Tribal Treaty Card Number, or Tribal Enrollment Number): write the number in box 16 of the Arizona Voter Registration form
  • The number from your certificate of naturalization: write the number in box 20 of the Arizona Voter Registration form

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

  • 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
  • A legible photocopy of a driver license or non-operating identification from another state within the United States if the license indicates that the applicant has provided satisfactory proof of citizenship
  • 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?

Arizona

You will be required to show proof of identity at the polling place before receiving a ballot. You will announce your name and place of residence to the election official and present one form of identification that bears your name, address, and photograph or two different forms of identification that bear your name and address. An identification is valid unless it can be determined on its face that it has expired.

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

  • 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 (two required):

  • Utility bill 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 your residence
  • Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification
  • Recorder's certificate
  • Valid U.S. federal, state, or local government issued ID, including a voter registration card issued by the county recorder
  • Arizona vihicle insurance
  • Any maining to the elector marked "Official Election Material"

Other acceptable forms of identification are one identification with name and photo of the elector accompanied by 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

An identification is valid unless it can be determined on its face that it has expired.

Provisional Voting

Arizona

Provisional ballots are counted 10 business days after a General Election and 5 days for all other elections.

You will vote by provisional ballot if:

  • 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

The voter is given a provisional voter receipt with information on how to verify the status of the voter's provisional ballot.


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