Election Day: 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Early voting is also available. For the November 4, 2014, election, early balloting begins on October 9, 2014. Deadlines for in-person early voting vary by county.
How to Find Your Polling Place
Voters should check with their local election officials to see if they may cast an early ballot at the County Recorder’s office.
Online polling locations are also available through the following counties:
For other counties, you may contact the County Recorder in the county in which you are registered.
NOTE: Arizona is currently a party to litigation seeking to allow proof of citizenship when registering to vote and using the federal voter registration form, which conflicts with the Supreme Court’s ruling in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona. That issue is currently being litigated and the information below may change.
2014 Primary Election: July 28, 2014 at midnight
2014 General Election: October 6, 2014 at midnight
Voters must register at least 29 days before an election.
You can register to vote using the printable Arizona Voter Registration form (in English or Spanish) or the Federal Voter Registration form. The Federal Voter Registration from is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalong, and Vietnamese.
A completed registration form must contain the following information:
How to Check If You Are Registered
How to Register
Individuals may register to vote online in Arizona. Online voter registration requires that you have an Arizona Driver’s License or Identification Card issued after October 1, 1996. Online applications must be submitted on or before the deadline to be valid for any specific election.
In-Person or by Mail
You may also register to vote in person at your county recorder’s office. You can locate your county recorder here.
Voter registration forms may also be downloaded from the Arizona Secretary of State website. Applicants can mail or hand deliver completed voter registration forms to their county recorder’s offices. Contact information for county boards is located here. Mail-in applications must be received no later than five days after the registration period closes or postmarked by the deadline (29 days before an election) and received by 7 p.m. on Election Day to be eligible.
In order to vote, Arizona law requires one must first register to vote at least 29 days prior to the election. To be eligible to register in Arizona you MUST:
If You Want to Vote Early
You can request to vote early and cast an early ballot in-person at the same time. You can vote early at any early voting location in the county you are registered to vote, or at your County Recorder's office. Times and dates may vary at locations based on the early voting facilities' business hours.
Early Voting Begins
2014 Primary Election: July 31, 2014
2014 General Election: October 9, 2014
Deadlines for in-person early voting vary by county.
For information on early voting locations, including times and dates for early voting, contact your County Recorder.
If You Want to Vote Absentee
You can request an early ballot within 93 days of any election. Some Arizona counties allow requests for early ballots to be made online. Any voter may vote by early ballot.
In Person: As discussed about, you may visit your county voter registration office, complete an application, and cast your ballot. You may vote in person up until 5:00pm on the day before the election.
By Mail: You can request the early ballot application online or by calling, emailing, mailing, or faxing your County Recorder's Officer. If applying by mail, the county voter registration office must receive the absentee ballot application no later than 5pm on the eleventh day prior to the election. For the November 4, 2014, election, your County Recorder’s Office must receive you request for an early ballot by mail by 5pm on October 24, 2014.
Voters can also request to be added to a permanent early voting list (PEVL) so that they automatically receive a ballot by and don’t have to request for each election cycle (federal, state, and local elections).
Rules and Deadlines
The voter must provide his or her name and address, 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 voter's identity.
Your County Recorder’s Office must receive your ballot by 7:00p.m. on Election Day (postmark does not matter). Be sure to carefully follow the instructions on your early ballot. You may return the ballot personally or by mail.
You must sign the oath on the envelope used to return the early ballot. If you need assistance to vote due to blindness, disability, or inability to read or write, you may be given assistance by a person of your choice. However, this person cannot be your employer or an agent of your employer, or an officer or agent of your union.
Identification Requirements to Register to Vote
A completed registration form must contain the following information:
Identification Requirements to Cast a Ballot
To obtain a ballot at the polling place, the voter must tell or present in writing his or her name and address to an election official. In addition, the voter must present any of the following three forms of current identification:
1. One form of photo identification that has his or her name and address as it appears on the voting rolls and a photograph. These include, but are not limited to:
2. Two different non-photo IDs listing the name and address of the voter that appear to be the same name and address on the voter rolls. Acceptable forms of non-photo ID include, but are not limited: to:
3. Two different IDs, one with you name and photo, and one with your name and address.
Identification must not have expired by the date of the election, including a voter registration card issued by the county recorder.
If you do not have the required identification, you may vote a provisional ballot.
Changing Your Address
Moving Within the Same County
Moving to a Different County
Moving to a Different State
Special services are provided to assist military and overseas civilian voters participate in elections. If you are a military or overseas civilian voter who is eligible to vote in Arizona, you can find out more at the Arizona Secretary of State's site here.
Military and overseas citizens can use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), also known as Standard Form 76, to register to vote and to request an absentee ballot. Visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program's (FVAP) Arizona-specific FPCA page.
Military and overseas citizens can send and receive voting materials by fax and email. If you wish to use the fax or email options, you must indicate this on your FPCA. Instructions for doing so are found on the FVAP's Arizona-specific FPCA page.
Military and overseas citizens can use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) if they are concerned with receiving their printed ballot and returning it by the 7:00 p.m., Election Day deadline. The FWAB is a blank ballot on which voters write-in their choices. The FWAB may also be used to register to vote and to apply for the absentee ballot, all in one step. If the FWAB is being used to register to vote, it must be received by the voter registration deadline. For specific instructions, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program's Arizona-specific FWAB page.
In Arizona, a person that has been convicted of ONE felony can have his/her voting rights restored automatically once that person has (1) finished his/her probation or receives absolute discharge from imprisonment, and (2) paid any fine or restitution that they were ordered to pay.
With the exception of those convicted of counterfeiting election returns, no court action is necessary for the person's rights to be restored and the person may register to vote. Persons convicted of counterfeiting election returns do not have their right to vote automatically restored.
A person convicted of TWO OR MORE felonies does not have his/her rights automatically restored and must petition the court to have that person's rights restored. If the person was sentenced to prison, this application can be submitted no sooner than two years from the date of absolute discharge.
For more information, visit the Arizona Secretary of State website.
For more information for voters with mental disabilities, visit The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law and National Disability Rights Network’s document: “Voting Rights Guide for People with Mental Disabilities”
For more information for student voters, visit the Arizona Student Voting Guide from the Brennan Center for Justice.
Information provided by Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
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