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How to vote in Arizona

Election day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Arizona allows any voter to request a ballot by mail. You can also vote in person. Arizona offers early voting.

Who can vote

You have to register to vote before election day in Arizona. You can find the deadline to register to vote in the "Dates and deadlines" section.

To register in Arizona you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Arizona and your county at least 29 days preceding the next election
  • be 18 years old on or before the next general election
  • not have been convicted of treason or a felony (or have had your civil rights restored)
  • not currently be declared an incapacitated person by a court of law with your voting rights revoked
  • be able to write your name or make your mark (unless prevented by disability)
  • *find more information on voting rights restoration here

Vote in person

Vote on election day

Voters registered in Arizona can look up where to vote on Arizona's site.

Vote early

Arizona voters can also vote before Election Day. The early voting period runs from Wednesday, October 7, 2020 to Friday, October 30, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live. Contact your county recorder’s office for details about in-person early voting locations and hours of operation.

What to bring

  • You WILL need to show ID to vote in person. This is either ONE photo ID (List 1), or TWO non-photo ID (List 2), or a combination (List 3). Your ID must bear your name and address.
  • List 1 - Acceptable forms of valid (non-expired) photo ID include (present 1): Arizona driver's license; Arizona non-driver's identification; tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification; or US federal, state or local government-issued identification. The name and address on your photo ID must reasonably match your name and address in the signature roster or e-pollbook.
  • List 2 - Acceptable forms of non-photo ID include (present 2, showing your current name and address): utility bill dated within 90 days of the election; bank or credit union statement dated within 90 days of the election; valid Arizona vehicle registration; Indian census card; property tax statement; tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification; Arizona vehicle insurance card; recorder's certificate; valid US federal, state, or local government issued identification, including a voter registration card issued by the County Recorder; or any mailing to the elector marked "Official Election Material". Any document from List 2 may be presented electronically, such as on a tablet or smartphone.
  • List 3 - If you are unable to produce 1 photo ID or 2 non-photo IDs, you may show: any valid photo ID with an address that does not match the precinct register accompanied by a non-photo ID with an address that matches the precinct register; US Passport or passport card without address and one valid item of non-photo ID; or US Military ID without address and one valid item of non-photo ID.
  • Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a conditional provisional ballot. Conditional provisional ballots are counted only if you present ID at your polling location before 7:00 pm on Election Day or at the county elections office within five business days after a general election that includes an election for a federal office and three business days after any other election.

Vote by mail

  1. Request your mail-in ballot with a mail ballot application.
  2. Fill out the application completely.
  3. Submit the request to your local election office. You should request your ballot as far in advance of the election as possible. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) Friday, October 23, 2020.
  4. When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.

See what's on the ballot

Learn more about what will be on your ballot by visiting the Ballotpedia.

Get step-by-step help

TurboVote can help you start the absentee/mail-in ballot request process, send you election reminders, and more. If you’d like more help planning how to vote, we can walk you through the process!

Election Day registration

Arizona does not offer registration on Election Day.

Military and overseas voters

Active-duty military, their families, and overseas citizens can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). To do so:

  1. Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your election official may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
  2. Send the application to your election official.
  3. It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible. You can look up recommended mailing dates by country and region.
  4. Please fill out and send back your ballot as soon as you receive it. Following are recommended return dates to make sure your ballot arrives at your election office on time:35 days before election - On a ship at sea: September 28, 202030 days before election - Outside of the US: October 2, 202011 days before the election - Stateside: October 23, 2020
  5. States begin mailing absentee ballots at least 45 days before Election Day. If you haven't received your ballot by 30 days before Election Day, contact your local election office.

If after submitting your FPCA, your ballot does not arrive, contact your election official first. Then:

  • You can still vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print, sign, and mail your FWAB to your local election office.
  • If you mail a FWAB and then receive your regular absentee ballot, you should complete and mail your absentee ballot also. Election officials will ensure that only one ballot is counted.

The Federal Voting Assistance Program – FVAP.gov offers additional information on military and overseas voting in Arizona. You can also call 1-800-438-VOTE or email vote@fvap.gov

Check your voter registration status

You can look up your voter registration record and verify that your information is correct using Arizona's voter registration lookup tool.

Dates and deadlines

  • Election day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
  • The deadline to register online to vote is Monday, October 5, 2020.
  • The deadline for registering by mail to vote is (postmarked by) Monday, October 5, 2020.
  • The deadline to register in person to vote is Monday, October 5, 2020.
  • The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) Friday, October 23, 2020.
  • The early voting period runs from Wednesday, October 7, 2020 to Friday, October 30, 2020 at 12 p.m., but dates and hours may vary based on where you live. Contact your county recorder’s office for details about in-person early voting locations and hours of operation.

Election contact information for Arizona

Address:
Secretary of State
1700 W Washington St Fl 7
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2808

Phone Number:
(602) 542-8683

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