Arizona Election Information

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Registration Information

The deadline to register vote in Arizona is: Received 20 days before the election.

*Special Note for First Time Voter Registration Applicants And Recent Movers: You must ALSO submit proof of citizenship to vote in state elections!  
If this is your first time registering in Arizona or you have moved to another county, your voter registration form must also include proof of citizenship to vote in state elections (ie. Governor, Secretary of State, & state legislature). Otherwise you will ONLY be eligible to vote in federal elections.  If you have an AZ driver license or state ID card issued after 10/1/1996, that is sufficient "proof of citizenship" and no other documentation is needed.  If not, you must submit "proof of citizenship" along with your voter registration application. The most common "proof" is a photocopy of your birth certificate or passport. a full list of acceptable documentation can be found online.

To qualify to register to vote in Arizona, you must:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be a resident of Arizona and the county listed on your registration
  • Must be 18 years of age or more on or before the day of the next regular General Election
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony, unless your civil rights have been restored
  • Must not been adjudicated incompetent

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To check the status of your voter registration, click here.

When can I vote in Arizona?

Early Voting Information

In-person early voting available? Yes
By mail early voting available? Yes


Arizona has both early mail-in and in-person voting.

In person: The County Recorder may establish early voting locations in the Recorder’s office, and at other sites throughout the county. At these locations, voters may cast early ballots beginning 26 days before the election (/the same day that a county begins to send out the early ballots). Contact your county election office to find out when and where to go.

By mail: You should contact your county election office to request a mail absentee ballot no later than 11 days before Election Day. Voters must deliver or mail the envelope to the appropriate County Recorder or officer in charge of elections, or deposit it at any polling place within the county of residence no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, in order to be counted as valid.

Voting Hours on Election Day

The polls are open from:

6:00am to 7:00pm

Please contact your state election office for additional voting information, or click here to learn more about voting absentee in your state.

Where do I vote?

Find out here.
For more information, contact your state election office.

What do you need to bring?

Every qualified elector is required to show proof of identity at the polling place before receiving a ballot. The elector shall announce his/her name and place of residence or present the elector’s name and residence in writing to the election official.

List 1 - Acceptable forms of identification with photograph, name, and address of the elector:

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

List 2 - Acceptable forms of identification without a photograph that bear the name and address of the elector (two required):

  • Utility bill of the elector 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 elector'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
  • Any mailing to the elector marked “Official Election Material”

List 3 - Acceptable forms of identification, one identification with name and photo of the elector accompanied by one non-photo identification with name and address:

  • Any valid photo identification from List 1 in which the address does not reasonably match the precinct register 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
  • U.S. Military identification without address and one valid item from List 2

*An identification is "valid" unless it can be determined on its face that it has expired.

Note: If you are a first-time voter, and registered to vote by mail and did not provide your SSN or driver's license number at the time of registration, please be prepared to show an ID at the polls on Election Day.

For more information, contact your state election office.

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