Elections & Voter Information
Participating in the political process by voting is one of the best ways you can help shape Arizona’s future.
Qualifications for Voting:
To vote in the state of Arizona you must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old before next election day, and a resident of Arizona and current-listed county. A person in Arizona cannot vote if they are a convicted felon or have been deemed incapacitated by a state or federal court of law.
How to Register in Arizona:
Arizona residents can register by mail, online, or in-person through services including ADOT, vote.gov, and the Maricopa County Recorder’s office. To register, an Arizonan must provide proper state or federal I.D. along with current residence. Registrations must be received by the county recorder at least 29 days before the next eligible election.
Absentee/ Early Voting:
Early voting in Arizona allows citizens to cast ballots by mail or in person at voting centers prior to scheduled election days. Any Arizonan eligible to vote can register for early voting. In Arizona absentee ballots require no excuses or reasons for obtaining the ballot. Absentee ballots must be requested 11 days before the next eligible election.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I update my registration?
A person should update their voter registration if they have changed addresses, especially switching states, between elections or have switched party affiliations. This should be done at least a month before the next eligible election. Voter registration can be updated online through Service Arizona, by mail, or in-person with the County Recorder’s office.
How can I vote in primaries?
Arizona has “semi-closed primaries” where-in persons registered to a political party can only vote in their own party’s primary. However, unaffiliated voters may choose which party’s primary they wish to vote in during registration. Unaffiliated voters may vote in either Democratic or Republican primaries; Libertarian primaries are closed.
What form of I.D. do I need to register to vote?
To register to vote, Arizonans can use US federal, state, or local government-issued IDs, Tribal enrollment cards, or two other forms of identification including: utility bill, bank statement, valid AZ vehicle registration, AZ vehicle insurance card, property tax statement, or official mailing labeled as “official election material”.
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Important Election Dates
- General Primary: August 2, 2022
- Deadline to register to vote: July 5, 2022
- Deadline to request ballot-by-mail: July 22, 2022
- Early voting begins/ballot-by-mail are sent: July 6, 2022
- General Elections November 8, 2022
- Deadline to register to vote: October 11, 2022
- Deadline to request ballot-by-mail: October 28, 2022
- Early voting begins/ballot-by-mail are sent: October 12, 2022