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Last updated: April 2022

Voting in Arizona

When You Can Vote

Election Day: Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. MT on Election Day, or until the last person in line at 7 PM has voted. 

In-Person Absentee/Early voters may vote at the County Clerk’s office or by mail. All registered Arizona voters are eligible to vote early in person or by mail ballot, and no special circumstances are necessary. (see exception below)To request an early mail ballot, the voter must provide their name and address, and either their date of birth and state or country of birth, or other information that, if compared to the voter registration information on file, would confirm the identity of the voter, alongside a mailing address to send the ballot. 

The early ballot request for the 2022 General Election must be received by the voter’s county board of elections by 5:00 p.m. on October 28, 2022. Absentee ballots must be received by the County Clerk no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. 
Exception: A person who has not provided satisfactory evidence of U. S. citizenship pursuant to AZ Rev. Stat. section 16-166 and who is therefore only eligible to vote for federal offices is not eligible to receive an early ballot by mail.

Where You Can Vote

How to Find Your Polling Place: Visit the Arizona Secretary of State’s Voter Information Portal webpage to determine where you vote.

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:

  • A judge has specifically ruled that you are not able to vote.
  • You are incarcerated (in prison or jail) for a felony conviction under the laws of this state, another state, or the United States

Restorative Requirements

  • If you are convicted of only one felony, your voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. However, if you are convicted of two or more felonies, your right to vote can only be restored through a judge or if pardoned.
  • If you have been convicted of two or more felonies, apply for restoration to the superior court in the county in which you were convicted, then register to vote if your rights are restored. If you are uncertain about the next step, call 1-866-OUR-VOTE for more information.

How to register 

Voters may register to vote in the following ways:

  • Register to vote online at https://servicearizona.com/ 
  • Online registration requires an AZ driver’s license or non-operating AZ ID
  • Register to vote by mail.  Voter registration forms may be requested from your county recorder or printed online at Registration Form
  • The completed voter registration form should be mailed to your county recorder’s office.
  • Register to vote in person at the county recorder’s office or AZ Motor Vehicle Dept.

Arizona law does not define the period of residency for voter registration. The residency requirement to register to vote is that voters are present in the state and properly registered by the 29th day before the election and have intent to remain.

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 makes no distinction between absentee voting by mail and early voting in person. Voters who wish to vote early may do so by absentee voting in person at their Clerk of Court’s office. For more information on absentee voting, visit the Secretary of State’s absentee voting information page

Rules and Deadlines:

  • Voters may apply for absentee ballots for the General Election any time before 5:00 p.m. on October 28, 2022. 
  • When requesting an absentee ballot, the voter must provide the following voter and absentee ballot request information:
    • Name;
    • Address
    • Date of birth, voter’s current Arizona residence address including house number, street, city, county and zip code; 
    • The mailing address where the absentee ballot should be mailed; 
    • The election(s) for which the absentee ballot is requested; and 
    • A statement that you are eligible to vote in the election(s).
  • An absentee ballot must be received by the County Clerk no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day 
  • Not eligible for mail ballots: A person who has not provided satisfactory evidence of U.S. citizenship pursuant to AZ Rev. Stat. section 16-166 and who is therefore only eligible to vote for federal offices.

 How to Request an Absentee Ballot: Voters request their Absentee Ballot through their county clerk’s office. The contact information for each county clerk can be found here:  https://azsos.gov/county-election-info

  • By Phone – Call your county clerk 
  • By Mail – Print and fill out the application form (see link below) and mail to your county clerk
  • By Email – Print and fill out the application and email to the county clerk. Put “Absentee Ballot Request” in the subject line
  • In Person – Request an absentee ballot in person at your county clerk’s office or AZ Motor Vehicle Dept.
  • By Joining PEVL – Join the Arizona Permanent Early Voting List (“PEVL”) to automatically receive an absentee ballot to vote by mail from Arizona.
  • Links to Online Request Forms – Complete the form and return to the Voter’s County Clerk Office
  • Counties will accept one-time ballot-by-mail requests for the General Election only starting on August 7, 2022.

How to Return the Completed Absentee Ballot: 

  • All Absentee ballots must be received in the county clerk’s office no later than 7:00 PM on Election Day. Ballots arriving after this deadline will NOT be counted.
  • Ballots may be returned to the county clerk in the following ways:
    • In Person: Ballots may also be dropped off at any ballot drop-box, drop-off location, early voting location, or polling place located in their county.  Find locations by contacting the county:  county-election-info or by calling the county recorder.
    • The only persons, other than the voter who may legally return a voted ballot are: election officials, postal workers, or  members of the voter’s family, caregivers, or members of the voter’s household. 
    • By Mail: Ballots may be returned by mail using the pre-paid envelope included in their ballot-by-mail package.
      • Note: Mail delivery may take up to 7 days or longer if the address is outside of the county.
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 your Arizona driver’s license expired after March 1, 2020, you can still use this license as your voter ID at the 2022 election. Also, members of federally-recognized tribes are not required to have an address or photo on their tribal identification in order to cast a provisional ballot.

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.

Voters unable to provide identification should be provided with a conditional provisional ballot. The conditional provisional ballot will be valid and counted if: 

  • the voter provides valid identification to his or her polling location before 7:00 pm on Election Day. 
  • Alternatively, the voter has up to 10 calendar days after a general election that includes an election for a federal office and 5 business days after any other election to provide his or her identification to his or her county elections office.  
  • A conditional provisional ballot is distinct from a provisional ballot, which does not require the voter to bring identification in order for the ballot to be counted. Voters who mail in their absentee ballot are not required to provide any additional form of identification.

Members of a federally recognized Native American tribe who do not provide one form of identification from lists one, two, or three will receive a provisional ballot (not a conditional provisional ballot) upon presenting one form of tribal identification that bears the name of the elector. 

Acceptable forms of tribal identification include, but are not limited to, the following:  

  • Tribal identification card, tribal enrollment card, or Certificate of Indian Blood issued under the authority of the Bureau of Indian Affairs or a federally recognized Native American tribe;
  • Voter identification card issued under the authority of a federally recognized Native American tribe;
  • 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 
  • Grazing permit or allotment issued under the authority of the Bureau of Indian Affairs or a federally recognized Native American tribe.
If You Have Moved Within Your State

Moved within the same precinct

The voter should correct their registration address at the appropriate polling place (which will be the same for both addresses). The voter must present a form of identification that has their full name and new address and affirm the new address in writing. The voter will then be permitted to vote a provisional ballot. Arizona law provides that the provisional ballot will be counted if the County Recorder can determine that the voter is registered to vote in the state and did not previously vote in that election.  

Moved to a different precinct but within the same county

The voter should correct their registration address at the appropriate polling place. The voter must present a form of identification that has their full name and new address and affirm the new address in writing. The voter will then be permitted to vote a provisional ballot.

Moved to a different county 

If the voter moved to a different county less than twenty-nine days ago, they may vote at their old precinct. If the voter moved to a different county more than twenty-nine days ago and has not registered to vote in their new county by election day, they cannot cast a regular ballot in either their former or new county.

Moved to a different state
A voter who is registered in Arizona but moved to another state after the 30th day prior to the election (i.e. after October 4, 2020) may not vote in this election.

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

Military and other overseas citizens may use the standard procedure for absentee voting by mail, but there are also special provisions for members of the U.S. Armed Forces and merchant marine, commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, along with family members of all these groups, and other citizens who reside outside the United States (together these groups are called UOCAVA voters).

Registering and Requesting an Absentee Ballot

A member of the Uniformed Services who is qualified to vote but stationed out-of-county may register to vote and/or request a ballot by mail by (1) going to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizen Portal at https://my.arizona.vote/UOCAVA2/default.aspx or (2) filling out a printable Federal Postcard Application at https://www.fvap.gov/fpca-privacy-notice and mailing it to the county recorder.  Completed ballots may also be uploaded through portal, faxed to 602-364-2087 before 7:00 pm (Arizona time) on Election Day, mailed to the county recorder. 

A qualified person who is temporarily absent from the state may register to vote by filling out an affidavit of registration provided by the county recorder of the county in which the person ordinarily resides.

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 this FWAB whether you are located inside or outside the United States (including APO and FPO addresses), provided you are away from your voting residence for service-related activities.  You must apply for a regular ballot early enough for your local election officials to receive the request at least 14 days before the election.  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 p.m. on Election Day.  For specific instructions, visit the FVAP’s Arizona-specific FVAP page.

If You Have A Felony Conviction

Individuals who have been convicted of a misdemeanor are eligible to vote.  However, individuals who have been convicted of a felony are not eligible to vote unless they have been restored to their civil rights.

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