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Arizona offers online voter registration. You can register by mail to vote in Arizona by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your county election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.

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Last update: Apr 21, 2021

Who can vote

You have to register to vote before Election Day in Arizona.

To register in Arizona you must:
  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Arizona and your county at least 29 days preceding the next election
  • be 18 years old on or before the next general election
  • not have been convicted of treason or a felony (or have had your civil rights restored)
  • not currently be declared an incapacitated person by a court of law with your voting rights revoked
  • be able to write your name or make your mark (unless prevented by disability)
  • You can find more information on voting rights restoration here

Online voter registration

  • Arizona offers online voter registration.
  • You should know: you need an Arizona driver's license or non-operating ID to use Arizona's online voter registration system. If you don't have an Arizona-issued ID, you can still register by mail to vote.

By-mail voter registration

Use the Arizona voter registration form

You can register to vote using the Arizona voter registration form. Be sure to read the instructions carefully and fill it out completely. Send the completed form to your county election office.

Use the National Voter Registration Form

  1. Print and fill out the  National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Box 6 - ID Number: Your completed voter registration form must contain the number of your Arizona driver's license, or non-operating identification license issued pursuant to A.R.S. Sec. 28-3165, if the license is current and valid. If you do not have a current and valid Arizona driver's license or non-operating identification license, you must include the last four digits of your Social Security number if one has been issued to you. If you do not have a current and valid driver's license or non-operating identification license or a Social Security number, please write "NONE" on the form. A unique identifying number will be assigned by the Secretary of State.
  3. Box 7 - Choice of Party: Arizona does NOT require that you register with a party to participate in partisan primary elections. If you’re not affiliated with any party you can choose the party primary you wish to vote in. If you register with a party you can only vote in that party's primary. Note: This DOES NOT apply to the Presidential Preference Election. Voters must be registered with a recognized party to vote in the Presidential Preference Election.
  4. Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank. This information is not required.
  5. Review the "Who can vote?" section above and check that you're eligible.
  6. Sign the form.
  7. Send the completed form to your county election office.
  8. If this is your first time registering to vote in Arizona or you have moved to another county in Arizona, your voter registration form also must include proof of citizenship or you may be registered as a federal-only voter. If you have an Arizona driver's license or non-operating identification issued after October 1, 1996, write the number on the form. This will serve as proof of citizenship and no additional documents are needed. If not, you should attach proof of citizenship to the form. Please include a copy of one of the following documents: birth certificate and supporting legal documentation (i.e. marriage certificate) if the name on the birth certificate is not the same as your current legal name; passport; naturalization documents or fill in your Alien Registration Number; Indian census number, Bureau of Indian Affairs Card Number, Tribal Treaty Card Number, or Tribal Enrollment Number, or your Tribal Certificate of Indian Blood or Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Affidavit of Birth. Do not send original documents. Photocopies will not be returned to you.
  9. If you are registering to vote for the first time in your jurisdiction and are mailing this registration application, Federal law requires you to show proof of identification the first time you vote. Proof of identification includes: A current and valid photo identification or A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address. More information here.

In-person voter registration

Due to COVID-19, in-person services may have limited availability. Contact your county election office to confirm. See CDC guidance on safe in-person registration and voting.

Election Day registration

Arizona does not offer registration on Election Day.

Get step-by-step help

If you’d like more help planning how to register, TurboVote can walk you through the process! They can also help you start the absentee/mail-in ballot request process, send you election reminders, and more.

Military and overseas voters

Active-duty military, their families, and overseas citizens can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). The FPCA process is done by mail, but your state may offer other options to request and return ballots. Please contact your election official for more information about delivery and return methods, including email, fax, and state online portals. To follow the FPCA process:
  1. Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your election official may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
  2. Send the application to your election official.
  3. It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible. .
  4. Please fill out and send back your ballot as soon as you receive it.
  5. States begin mailing absentee ballots at least 45 days before Election Day. If you haven't received your ballot by 30 days before Election Day, contact your county election office.
If after submitting your FPCA, your ballot does not arrive, contact your election official first. Then: 
  • You can still vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print, sign, and mail your FWAB to your local Board of Registrars. 
  • If you mail a FWAB and then receive your regular absentee ballot, you should complete and mail your absentee ballot also. Election officials will ensure that only one ballot is counted.The Federal Voting Assistance Program
FVAP.gov offers additional information on military and overseas voting in Arizona. You can also call 1-800-438-VOTE or email vote@fvap.gov

Check your voter registration status

You can look up your voter registration record and verify that your information is correct using Arizona's voter registration lookup tool.

Election contact information for Arizona

Address:
Secretary of State
1700 W Washington St Fl 7
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2808

Phone Number:
(602) 542-8683


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