YOUR VOTE: Arizona
Get ready to cast your ballot this fall.
It's election season! Are you ready? With just a few clicks, we'll walk through voter registration, key election dates, and all the documents you'll need. Best of all, you can share this info with your friends and neighbors. Make sure that your vote counts!
I. WAIT! BEFORE YOU SCROLL ANY FURTHER, REGISTER TO VOTE
Need to register? Or maybe you just want election reminders? Thanks to TurboVote, we've got you covered. Just click below:
II. KNOW THE DATES
- November 3, 2020.
General Registration Deadline:
- The registration cutoff for the general election is midnight on October 5, 2020.
- All voter registration forms sent by U.S. mail must be postmarked on or before the deadline.
Deadline to Request Mail-In Ballot:
- Arizona voters who'd like to vote by mail this fall have two choices: join the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) or make a one-time request for a ballot-by-mail.
- Voters on the PEVL are automatically sent a ballot-by-mail for all elections in which they're eligible to vote. There's no deadline to join the PEVL, but those who'd like to receive a ballot-by-mail for an upcoming election through the PEVL must sign up at least 11 days before Election Day. For the November general election, that's October 23 at 5:00 p.m.
- Voters who don't want to sign up for the PEVL can request a one-time ballot-by-mail for the 2020 election. The deadline to do this is October 23 at 5:00 p.m.
To vote by mail this fall, either join the Permanent Early Voter List (PEVL) or submit a one-time request for a ballot-by-mail by October 23 at 5:00 p.m.
III. REGISTER TO VOTE
- Not sure you're registered? This handy widget will tell you whether you're on the voter rolls.
- Here are the requirements to register as a voter in Arizona.
Need To Register?
- Yes, it's so important we're including it twice. Here's that link again:
IV. WHERE TO VOTE
- School, firehouse or community center, this simple form will tell you where to go to cast your ballot.
Do I need to wear a mask to the polls?
- Maybe. Some areas, such as Phoenix, have mandated masks indoors. However, there's no statewide mask requirement that would mandate masks at the polls. If you're unsure about your area's requirements, contact your polling site to confirm its policy.
V. COVID-19 MAIL-IN VOTING & ABSENTEE VOTING
Arizona voters can join the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) or make a one-time request for a ballot-by-mail this fall.
Join the PEVL:
- Sign up online, or
- Fill out the PEVL request form and submit it to your County Recorder's Office via mail, email, or fax. If you don't have a printer, write out the required information from the request form, sign the document that you wrote, and submit it to the County Recorder's Office.
Request a one-time ballot-by-mail:
- Request a ballot-by-mail online;
- Call your County Recorder;
- Fill out the ballot-by-mail request and submit it to your County Recorder's Office via mail, email, or fax. If you don't have a printer, write out the required information from the request form, sign the document that you wrote, and submit it to the County Recorder's Office.
- Send an email to your County recorder with the message, "I am requesting a ballot-by-mail for the 2020 Primary and General Elections and am giving the County Recorder permission to mail my ballot to the address provided in this email" and your voter registration information.
Out of town or serving abroad?
- Out of town, or serving abroad? Here's how to get an early or provisional ballot.
- Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL): Download the Form | Online Application
- One-Time Ballot-by-Mail: Download the Form | Online Application
VI. WHAT TO TAKE TO THE POLLS
Voter ID Laws:
- Here is the list of accepted credentials.
- To register to vote in Arizona, you must submit valid proof of citizenship in order to vote in all elections.
- If a voter doesn't submit proof of citizenship with their application, they'll only be eligible to vote in federal, but not state or lower, elections.
- Contact your polling place for an acceptable list of options.
Don't have a valid ID?
- Voters without valid IDs may sign an affidavit and vote a regular ballot.
VII. HAVING TROUBLE? GET IN TOUCH
The Elections Division of the Office of Arizona's Secretary of State:
- The Elections Division of the Office of Arizona's Secretary of State can be reached at 602-542-8683 or 1-877-THE VOTE. You can also send an email through this form.
Voter ID Helpline:
- Call 844-338-8743
Any other questions?
See you at the ballots (or mailboxes), Arizonans!
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