Registration Deadline: Registration closes 29 days prior to election day. If the form is submitted by mail, the form must be received by the County Recorder no later than 5 days after the last day to register to vote in that election or be postmarked 29 days or more before an election and received by the County Recorder by 7pm election day.
Party Affiliation: No party registration required for primary voting
VOTER REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS
Age: Must be 18 years of age or more on or before the day of the next regular General Election
Citizenship: Must be a United States Citizen
Residency: Must be a resident of Arizona and the county listed on your registration
Mental Competency: Must not be adjudicated incompetent
Felony Convictions: Must not be a convicted felon, unless your civil rights have been formally restored
ID Requirements:Proof of citizenship is required to register to vote, any of the following will work as proof of citizenship:
-A driver's license or non-operating identification issued after October 1, 1996
-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 the pertinent pages of your passport
-Presentation to the County Recorder of U.S. naturalization documents or fill in your Alien Registration Number
-Your Indian Census Number, Bureau of Indian Affairs Card Number,Tribal Treaty Card Number, or Tribal Enrollment Number
-A legible photocopy of your tribal certificate of Indian Blood or Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Affidavit of Birth.
OBTAINING A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM
Online: Arizona EZVoter Online Registration
In person: Obtain and complete an Arizona Voter Registration form from County's Recorder Office
By mail/ in writing: Request registration materials from County Recorder's office of which you are a legal resident
VERIFYING YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS
Online: To verify your voter registration status, contact your County Recorder's Office or Verify Voter registration information online.
Phone: To verify your voter registration status, contact your County Recorder's Office
ABSENTEE BALLOT QUALIFICATIONS
Who can vote absentee:
-No excuse required to use an absentee ballot. However, the address where you receive mail must be in Arizona.
-The Federal Write-In Absentee ballot can be used in primary, general or special election where federal offices will be elected
OBTAINING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
Online: Complete application steps to register for absentee and early voting
In person: Visit your County's Recorder or Election Office
By mail: Print the form and mail the completed form to your county recorder.
Military and oversees voting: Complete the online application for Military and Overseas Citizens
Emergency Voting: Emergency early voting is permitted if an unforeseen circumstance occurs which would prevent an elector from voting at the polling place. Voters should contact their County Recorder for the procedure for emergency early voting between 5:00 p.m. on the second Friday before the election and the Monday before election day.
SUBMITTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
Location and time: Ballot must be received by your County Recorder no later than 7pm on election day to be counted
Early voting qualifications: Early voting and absentee voting are interchangeable terms in AZ; refer to absentee policies
Verifying Registration: To verify your voter registration status, contact your county recorder or elections office or verify your voter registration online.
Deciding how to vote: http://www.votesmart.org/
Time off to vote: Employees may take leave from work for the purpose of voting if there are less than three consecutive hours between the opening of the polls and the beginning of the employee's regular work-shift or between the end of his regular work-shift and the closing of the polls.
Polling Place: Arizona Polling Place Finder
ID Requirements: Either one photo ID or two forms of ID with both name and address. Specific ID requirements can be found here.
How to Vote:
Ballots are counted by:
-Direct Recording Electronic (DRE)
Election Dates and candidate information
Problems with voting: File an Arizona Administrative Complaint Form
Verifying provisional ballot status: https://voter.azsos.gov/VoterView/ProvisionalBallotSearch.do
Verifying absentee ballot status: https://voter.azsos.gov/VoterView/AbsenteeBallotSearch.do