Arizona Voting Requirements & Information

U.S. Vote Foundation’s Arizona Voting Requirements and Information directory informs you of Arizona voting rules and options. It focuses on Arizona-specific voting guidelines and information for all voters, including domestic, overseas, and military voters. Here you can find out about Arizona voter eligibility, voter ID requirements, registration, absentee and early voting options, ways to transmit voting documents and links to specific-Arizona voting tools. It's an all-in-one Arizona voting resource.

Upcoming Election Dates & Deadlines

Arizona Federal and State Elections

Tue Mar 19, 2024 - Arizona Presidential Preference Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

Tue Feb 20, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

  • Received by
    Fri Mar 8, 2024 5:00PM MST
  • Emergency Ballot Period
    From Fri Mar 15, 2024 to Mon Mar 18, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Received by
Tue Mar 19, 2024 7:00PM MDT

Early Voting Available

In-person Absentee Voting
From Wed Feb 21, 2024 to Fri Mar 15, 2024

Tue Jul 30, 2024 - Arizona State Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

Mon Jul 1, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

  • Received by
    Fri Jul 19, 2024 5:00PM
  • Emergency Ballot Period
    From Fri Jul 26, 2024 to Mon Jul 29, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Received by
Tue Jul 30, 2024 7:00PM

Early Voting Available

In-person Absentee Voting
From Wed Jul 3, 2024 to Fri Jul 26, 2024

Tue Nov 5, 2024 - Arizona General Election

Voter Registration Deadline

Mon Oct 7, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

  • Received by
    Fri Oct 25, 2024 5:00PM
  • Emergency Ballot Period
    From Fri Nov 1, 2024 to Mon Nov 4, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Received by
Tue Nov 5, 2024 7:00PM

Early Voting Available

In-person Absentee Voting
From Wed Oct 9, 2024 to Fri Nov 1, 2024

What's On My Ballot? Go to Sample Ballot Lookup for candidate names and to learn of any ballot measures and proposed state constitutional amendments on your ballot.

Arizona Local Elections

Tue Jul 30, 2024 - Cities of Gilbert, Glendale and Surprise Primary Elections

Voter Registration Deadline

Mon Jul 1, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

  • Received by
    Fri Jul 19, 2024 5:00PM
  • Emergency Ballot Period
    From Fri May 24, 2024 to Mon May 27, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Received by
Tue Jul 30, 2024 7:00PM

Early Voting Available

In-person Absentee Voting
From Wed Jul 3, 2024 to Fri Jul 26, 2024

General Information

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office
  • at some public assistance offices and motor vehicle offices

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 6am to 7pm on Election Day.

Find my polling place

Early Voting

Any voter may participate in early voting starting 27 days before an election, and ending at 5pm on the Friday before Election Day.

Mail-In Voting

Any registered voter may request an early ballot from the county recorder's office and vote by mail.

Arizona also offers ongoing early voting status for voters with a permanent physical disability.

If you voted by mail in a past election, you will not automatically stay on the list to receive a ballot in the future unless you have signed up for the Active Early Voting List (AEVL). Sign up at https://servicearizona.com/VoterRegistration. You will need your AZ driver’s license or non-operating ID number.

You may alternatively send in a written AEVL request form (PDF). Mail, fax, or email a scanned copy or photo of the completed form to your County Recorder’s Office.

If you do not have a printer, write out the required information from the request form, sign the document that you wrote, then mail, fax, or email a scanned copy or photo of your handwritten request to your County Recorder’s Office.

You will receive a ballot and an early voting affidavit envelope. Your signature on your early voting affidavit envelope must match your signature on your voter registration. If your signatures do not match, the county will attempt to contact you for verification before your ballot can be counted. You can check whether your vote was counted by visiting https://my.arizona.vote/PortalList.aspx

Only the voter, a family member, a household member or caregiver may return the ballot.

To remain on AEVL, continue to vote in qualified elections. You will remain registered if you do not vote in every election, but you will not automatically receive a ballot by mail if you are not an active voter.

Please visit the US Vote Disability Voting Guide to see accommodations for the registration and voting process.

Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible to vote in Arizona if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • You are a resident of the county where you submit the application
  • If you have been previously convicted of a felony crime, you may vote in Arizona if your voting rights have been restored

A person is not required to submit proof of citizenship with the voter registration form to vote in Arizona, but failure to do so means the person will only be eligible to vote in federal elections (known as a "federal only" voter). "Federal only" voters will become eligible to vote a "full ballot" in all federal, state, county and local elections if they later provide valid proof of citizenship to the appropriate County Recorder's office. A person for whom a limited guardian is appointed shall retain the right to vote if the person files a petition, has a hearing, and the judge determines by clear and convincing evidence that the person retains sufficient understanding to exercise the right to vote.

You are NOT eligible to vote in Arizona if:

  • You have been convicted of a felony and have not yet had your civil rights restored.
  • A judge has specifically ruled that you are not able to vote.

Restorative Requirements

  • 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.
  • 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 are a student, you are eligible to vote in Arizona if:

  • You reside in Arizona but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in Arizona
  • Arizona does not accept student ID; refer to Arizona Identification Requirements section

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.

Voter Materials Transmission Options

Domestic Voter

In-Person

Mail

Fax

Email

Online

Voter Registration
Absentee Ballot Request
Blank Ballot To Voter
Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

State Lookup Tools – Am I Registered?

Upcoming Election Dates & Deadlines

Arizona Federal and State Elections

Tue Mar 19, 2024 - Arizona Presidential Preference Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

Received by
Tue Mar 19, 2024 7:00PM MDT

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Received by
Tue Mar 19, 2024 5:00PM MDT

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Received by
Tue Mar 19, 2024 7:00PM MDT

Tue Jul 30, 2024 - Arizona State Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

Received by
Tue Jul 30, 2024 7:00PM

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

  • Request for Postal Ballot by
    Fri Jul 19, 2024 5:00PM
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by
    Tue Jul 30, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Received by
Tue Jul 30, 2024 7:00PM

Tue Nov 5, 2024 - Arizona General Election

Voter Registration Deadline

Received by
Tue Nov 5, 2024 7:00PM

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

  • Request for Postal Ballot by
    Fri Oct 25, 2024 5:00PM
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by
    Tue Nov 5, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Received by
Tue Nov 5, 2024 7:00PM

Arizona Local Elections

Tue Jul 30, 2024 - Cities of Gilbert, Glendale and Surprise Primary Elections

Voter Registration Deadline

Received by
Tue Jul 30, 2024 7:00PM

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

  • Request for Postal Ballot by
    Fri Jul 19, 2024 5:00PM
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by
    Tue Jul 30, 2024 7:00PM

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Received by
Tue Jul 30, 2024 7:00PM

Eligibility Requirements

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Identification Requirements

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

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

Voter Materials Transmission Options

Overseas Voter

In-Person

Mail

Fax

Email

Online

Voter Registration
Absentee Ballot Request
Blank Ballot To Voter
Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

Military Voter

In-Person

Mail

Fax

Email

Online

Voter Registration
Absentee Ballot Request
Blank Ballot To Voter
Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

State Lookup Tools – Am I Registered?