Arizona

Upcoming Elections

2022-07-05 – Registration Deadline (Online by)

Online by Tue Jul 5, 2022 11:59PM

2022-07-05 – Registration Deadline (Postmarked by)

Postmarked by Tue Jul 5, 2022

2022-07-05 – Registration Deadline (In-Person – Received by)

In-Person, Received by Tue Jul 5, 2022

2022-07-06 – Early Voting Starts

Wed Jul 6, 2022

2022-07-10 – Registration Deadline (Post received by)

Post received by Sun Jul 10, 2022

2022-07-22 – Ballot Request Deadline (Received by)

Received by Fri Jul 22, 2022 5:00PM MST

2022-07-26 – Ballot Return Deadline (Recommended by (not req’d))

Recommended (not required) by Tue Jul 26, 2022

2022-08-02 – Ballot Return Deadline (Received by)

Received by Tue Aug 2, 2022 7:00PM MST

2022-08-02 – Early Voting Ends

Tue Aug 2, 2022 7:00PM MST

Last updated: April 2022

Voting in Arizona

When You Can Vote

Election Day

The polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mountain Time on election day.

Arizona offers early voting, both in-person and by mail. Ballot-by-mail requests for the 2022 Primary Election must be received by the voter’s County Recorder’s office by July 22, 2022 by 5:00 pm. Ballot-by-mail requests for the 2022 General Election must be received by the voter’s County Recorder’s office by October 28, 2022 by 5:00 pm. Information on how to request an early ballot or active early voting list status can be found on the Arizona Secretary of State’s website.  

Arizona offers on-site early voting for voters who have a permanent physical disability, and curbside voting for voters who are unable to enter a polling location or voting center. For the 2022 Primary Election, early voting runs from July 6, 2022 through 5:00 pm on July 29, 2022.  For the 2022 General Election, early voting runs from October 12, 2022 through 5:00 pm on November 4, 2022, with all other ballots being received no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Where You Can Vote

How to Find Your Polling Place: Visit the Arizona Secretary of State’s website.

Registering to Vote

Registration Deadlines

  • For registration deadlines, see How to Register below.

How to Check Your Registration: Voters can determine whether they are registered to vote at the following link: Am I Registered?.

You are eligible to vote in Arizona if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Have been a state resident for at least 29 days prior to the election
  • If you have been previously convicted of a felony crime, you may vote in Arizona if your voting rights have been restored

You are NOT eligible to vote in Arizona if:

  • You have been legally declared “mentally incompetent” or incapacitated by a court

For further information, please see US Vote’s [Arizona Ex-offender and Misdemeanor Voting Rights](https://www.usvotefoundation.org/ex-off-voting-rights/arizona/) page.

How to register 

  • Arizona State Primary Election
    • Apply Online: Online by Tue Jul 5, 2022 11:59PM
    • Submit a Printed Application: Postmarked by Tue Jul 5, 2022
    • Post received by Sun Jul 10, 2022
    • In-Person, Received by Tue Jul 5, 2022

Registration Deadlines: 

The deadline to register online, in person, and by mail (postmark date) to vote in the primary election is July 5, 2022, and the deadline to register online, in person, and by mail (postmark date) to vote in the general election is October 11, 2022. 

How to Check Your Registration: Use Arizona’s Service Arizona website or call 1-877-THE-VOTE.

Registration Eligibility

In order to be eligible to register in Arizona, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be at least 18 years old on or before the next general election (November 8, 2022);
  • Be a resident of Arizona and the county listed on your registration for at least 29 days prior to the next election;
  • Not be barred from voting due to a disqualifying felony conviction and your civil rights have not been restored (note: for a first-time felony conviction, civil rights are automatically restored upon completion of a person’s sentene and payment of any restitution); and
  • Not have been declared an incapacitated person by a court.

How to Register: Arizona residents may register in person, by mail, or online. After successful registration, voters will receive a voter registration card in the mail within 4-6 weeks.

Online

In order to register to vote online, you must have either an Arizona Driver’s License or an Arizona non-operating Identification Card. Applicants can apply to register at Service Arizona EZ Voter Registration

By Mail

In order to register by mail, you must obtain a mail-in registration form by:

In Person

You may register to vote in person by filling out a registration form at your County Recorder’s office

Identification Required for Registration: 

Arizona has a proof of citizenship requirement for registration, but recent changes have made it easier to satisfy. If you have an Arizona driver license or non-operating identification card issued after October 1, 1996, you need to provide only the license number in box 9 of the voter registration form.  If you do not have an Arizona driver license or non-operating identification card issued after October 1, 1996, you can provide a copy of one of the following acceptable documents to establish your citizenship:

  • An Arizona driver license number or Arizona non-operating identification card number, if issued after October 1, 1996;
  • A legible photocopy of a birth certificate that verifies citizenship and supporting legal documentation (e.g., marriage certificate) if the name on the birth certificate is not the same as your current legal name; 
  • A legible photocopy of the relevant pages of your passport;
  • Presenting to the County Recorder your U.S. naturalization documents or filling in your Alien Registration Number in box 11 of the registration form;
  • Your Indian Census Number, Bureau of Indian Affairs Card Number, Tribal Treaty Card Number, or Tribal Enrollment Number in box 10 of the registration form; or
  • A legible photocopy of your Tribal Certificate of Indian Blood or Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Affidavit of Birth.

If you submit a state or federal registration form along with proof of citizenship (and meet the other qualifications), you will be registered for all elections. If you submit a state or federal registration form without proof of citizenship (and you meet the other qualifications), you will be registered only for federal elections. A “federal only” voter will become eligible to vote a “full ballot” in all federal, state, county, and local elections if they later provide valid proof of citizenship to the appropriate County Recorder’s office. The state will also search its databases to see if it has enough evidence to show that you are a citizen, and if so, you will also be registered for state and local elections. The flowchart below explains the system visually: 

Only photocopies should be submitted with the registration form. Voters need to provide proof of citizenship if updating their registration after moving to a new county but not if they moved within a county, changed their name, or changed their political party affiliation. Additional information regarding proof of citizenship requirements can be found on the Arizona Secretary of State’s website.

Voting Early & by Absentee Ballot

If You Want to Vote Absentee, requests may be made:

  • In-Person
  • By Mail
  • By Email
  • Online

Absentee Ballots may be returned:

  • In-Person
  • By Mail
Arizona State Primary Election

Ballot Request:

  • Received by Fri Jul 22, 2022 5:00PM MST

Ballot Return:

  • Received by Tue Aug 2, 2022 7:00PM MST
  • Recommended (not required) by Tue Jul 26, 2022

Early Voting:

  • Early Voting from Wed Jul 6, 2022 to Tue Aug 2, 2022 7:00PM MST

Identification Requirements

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Arizona you should provide:

  • Your Arizona Driver’s License or State/non-driver ID Number
  • Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number

You must include one form of documentation of your Proof of Citizenship from the following:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Valid US Passport
  • US Naturalization Documents
  • Alien Registration Number
  • Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Affidavit of Birth
  • Indian Census Number, Bureau of Indian Affairs Card Number, Tribal Treaty Card Number, or Tribal Enrollment Number

If birth certificate is used as ID and the name is different, also provide supporting documentation of name change (such as a marriage certificate)

Voting In-Person

If you registered to vote in Arizona, you must present a valid photo ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Valid Arizona Driver’s License
  • Valid Arizona Non-driver’s ID
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Valid ID with photo issued by a Government Agency

If you do not have a photo ID, in Arizona you may show a combination of two IDs from this list, which must include your name and address:

  • Arizona Vehicle Insurance Card
  • Property Tax Statement
  • Indian Census
  • Bank Statement
  • Tribal Enrollment Card
  • Recorder’s Certificate
  • Voter Registration Card
  • Mail sent to you, marked “Official Election Material”
  • Utility Bill not older than 90 days
  • U.S. Passport
  • Valid Arizona Vehicle Registration
  • Valid Arizona issued ID
  • You can also show any combination of IDs, one from each list, provided a Valid Photo ID is accompanied by a document which contains your Address

For the Nov. 3, 2022, Arizona driver’s licenses that expired after March 2020 will also be accepted as voting ID.

Identification Requirements to Cast a Ballot

Arizona law requires voters to provide ID, but it does not have to be photo ID. Here is the list of acceptable forms of identification: 

List #1 – Sufficient Photo ID that bears the voter’s name and registered precinct address (One Required)

  • Valid Arizona driver’s license;
  • Valid Arizona non-operating identification card;
  • Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification; or
  • Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification. 

List #2 – Sufficient ID without a photograph that bears the voter’s name and registered precinct address (Two Required)

  • Utility bill of the voter 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 the voter’s residence;
  • Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification 
  • Arizona vehicle insurance card;
  • Recorder’s Certificate;
  • Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification, including a voter registration card issued by the County Recorder; or
  • Any mailing to the voter marked “Official Election Material.” 

List #3 – Mix & Match from Lists #1 & #2 (Two Required)

  • Any valid photo identification from List 1 in which the address does not reasonably match the voter’s registered precinct address, 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; or
  • U.S. Military identification without address and one valid item from List 2. 

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

If you are unable to provide valid identification on election day, you should be provided with a conditional provisional ballot. The ballot will be valid and counted after you bring valid identification to your polling location before 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Alternatively you can present an acceptable form of identification to your County Recorder’s office by July 23, 2022 for the Primary Election or by October 29, 2022 for the General Election. Voters can find out whether their provisional votes were counted using their provisional ballot number by checking the Secretary of State’s website at https://voter.azsos.gov/VoterView/ProvisionalBallotSearch.do.

If You Have Moved Within Your State

Moving within the Same County

The voter should correct their registration address at the appropriate polling place for their new address. The voter must present a form of identification that has their full name and new address. The voter must also affirm the new address in writing. The voter will then be permitted to vote a provisional ballot. The provisional ballot will be counted if the County Recorder can determine that you are registered to vote in the state, reside in the area covered by that polling place, and have not previously voted in this election.

Moving Between Counties

If you moved to a different county less than twenty-nine days ago, you may vote at your old precinct using a regular ballot.

If you moved to a different county more than twenty-nine days ago and have not registered to vote in your new county by election day, you may re-register to vote at your new address, but you cannot cast a regular ballot in either your former or new county.

If You are a Military or an Overseas Voter

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form (“FPCA”). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number

Registering and Requesting an Absentee Ballot

Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act voters (UOCAVA voters) can use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to register to vote and to request an absentee ballot. Visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s (FVAP) Arizona-specific FPCA page

UOCAVA voters may also register through the Arizona Secretary of State’s website or may request a registration card by calling 1-877-THE-VOTE (843-8683).

Receiving an Absentee Ballot

UOCAVA voters may receive their blank absentee ballots by U.S. Mail, fax, or electronic transmission. To request election transmission of the blank ballot, UOCAVA voters must mark the appropriate box and provide an email address on the FPCA (see Arizona-specific FPCA page). Ballots must be returned via U.S. Mail, online, or by fax.

Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

The Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) is a back-up ballot that can be used by UOCAVA voters. You can use the FWAB whether you are located inside or outside the United States (including APO and FPO addresses). If you do not receive your regular ballot in time, you may use the FWAB. Your FWAB must be received by your local voting officials in Arizona no later than 7:00 p.m. on November 3, 2020. For specific instructions, visit the FVAP’s Arizona-specific FWAB page.

If You Have A Felony Conviction

If you have one felony conviction, Arizona courts automatically restore civil rights upon (1) completion of the term of probation or receipt of an absolute discharge from imprisonment, and (2) payment of any fines or restitution imposed. If you have more than one felony conviction, you must complete probation and apply to have your voting rights restored by the judge who discharged your probation.

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