How to vote in Arizona

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

Vote in person

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


Vote on Election Day

Voters registered in Arizona can look up where to vote on Arizona's site.

No early voting

Arizona does not offer an early voting period. If you will be unable to vote in person on Election Day, you can request an absentee ballot by mail or by visiting your county recorder’s office.

What to bring

  • You WILL need to show ID to vote in person. This is either ONE photo ID (List 1), or TWO non-photo ID (List 2), or a combination (List 3). Your ID must bear your name and address.
  • List 1 - Acceptable forms of valid (non-expired) photo ID include (present 1): Arizona driver's license; Arizona non-driver's identification; tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification; or US federal, state or local government-issued identification. The name and address on your photo ID must reasonably match your name and address in the signature roster or e-pollbook.
  • List 2 - Acceptable forms of non-photo ID include (present 2, showing your current name and address): utility bill dated within 90 days of the election; bank or credit union statement dated within 90 days of the election; valid Arizona vehicle registration; Indian census card; property tax statement; tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification; Arizona vehicle insurance card; recorder's certificate; valid US federal, state, or local government issued identification, including a voter registration card issued by the County Recorder; or any mailing to the elector marked "Official Election Material". Any document from List 2 may be presented electronically, such as on a tablet or smartphone.
  • List 3 - If you are unable to produce 1 photo ID or 2 non-photo IDs, you may show: any valid photo ID with an address that does not match the precinct register accompanied by a non-photo ID with an address that matches the precinct register; US Passport or passport card without address and one valid item of non-photo ID; or US Military ID without address and one valid item of non-photo ID.
  • Acceptable tribal ID includes: a tribal identification card issued under the authority of the Bureau of Indian Affairs or a federally-recognized Native American tribe; a tribal enrollment card issued under the authority of the Bureau of Indian Affairs or a federally-recognized Native American tribe; aC Certificate of Indian Blood issued under the authority of the Bureau of Indian Affairs or a federally-recognized Native American tribe; a voter identification card issued under the authority of a federally-recognized Native American tribe; a home site assignment lease, permit or allotment issued under the authority of the Bureau of Indian Affairs or a federally-recognized Native American tribe; or a grazing permit or allotment issued under the authority of the Bureau of Indian Affairs or a federally-recognized Native American tribe. Members of federally-recognized tribes may present a tribal ID that does not contain an address or photo in order to cast a provisional ballot.
  • Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a conditional provisional ballot. Conditional provisional ballots are counted only if you present ID at your polling location before 7:00 pm on Election Day or at the county elections office within five business days after a general election that includes an election for a federal office and three business days after any other election.

Vote by mail

  1. Request your mail-in ballot with a mail ballot application.
  2. Fill out the application completely.
  3. Submit the request to your county recorder’s office.
  4. When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.

See what's on the ballot

Learn more about what will be on your ballot by visiting Ballotpedia.

Get step-by-step help

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

Election Day registration

Arizona does not offer registration on Election Day.

Military and overseas voters

Active-duty military, their families, and overseas citizens can register to vote, request a ballot, and submit their ballot online through Arizona’s UOCAVA Portal, or by using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). 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 recorder’s 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 county recorder’s office.
  • 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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