About this State

The Grand Canyon might be one of the seven wonders of the natural world, but I spy one of the wonders of the voting world reading this page right now. Admit it, that line doesn't NOT work. This is a big year for Arizona and you have some elections that are heating wayyyyy up. But it’s a dry heat. Here’s everything you need to know to be a voter in the Copper State this year.

BE A VOTER

Key Dates

Oct 11

Voter Registration Deadline

Oct 12 – Nov 4

Early Voting Period

Oct 20

Recommended Absentee/Mail-In Ballot Request Date

Oct 28

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline

Nov 8

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline

Nov 8

Election Day

Arizona Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    Go to votesaveamerica.com/be-a-voter to check your registration or get registered. We're working with BallotReady to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    Register Now
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Sadly, no. So do it now! Then reward yourself with a cookie.

  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! As long as you're registered, you can request to have your ballot mailed to you, you just have to do that by October 28th. Then, you can fill it out and mail it back by November 8th. This is called an absentee ballot. You can get your absentee ballot here.

    Request Your Ballot
  • Can I vote early?

    Yes! You can vote early between October 12th - November 4th.

  • Do I need an ID?

    Yes, yes you do. An Arizona driver’s license or state ID, a Tribal ID, or ID issued by U.S. federal, state, or local government all work. If you don’t have an ID, you can bring two of the following: a utility bill, recent bank statement, a vehicle registration or insurance card, a property tax statement, a recorder’s certificate, a voter registration card, or any mail labeled “official election material” which is fancy. Get all the details from VoteRiders below.

    Get the Details
  • How do I cast my ballot?

    If you are voting absentee, you can return your ballot by mail or in-person. For in-person voting, polling places will be open from 6am to 7pm, and you can find the polling place closest to you here.

    Find Your Polling Place

SINCE YOU LAST VOTED…

Since 2020, it’s become harder to cast your ballot in Arizona. Here are the changes you need to pay attention to:

When registering to vote…

  • You must now include some proof of citizenship on your registration form.

When making a plan to vote…

  • Check that your registration is still valid. A new 2022 law allows county recorders to remove a voter from their lists if they receive information suggesting that voter is ineligible. 
  • The Permanent Early Voting List has become the “Active Early Voting List”, which means that you can be removed from the list of voters receiving early ballots if you don’t vote early in two consecutive election cycles. You should check that your name is on the Active Early Voting List or otherwise request an early ballot!

When casting your ballot…

  • If voting by mail, your envelope cannot reveal your political party affiliation.

Moving forward… 

  • Automatic voter registration is banned, so make sure that the first-time voters in your life know how to register.
  • There’s a ballot measure happening this November that would make voting much harder in the future. It would require DOBs and voter IDs for mail-in ballots, and get rid of alternatives to photo IDs for those voting in-person. Don’t let unnecessary voting requirements hurt our democracy!

Resources

  • Find the details on accessible voting in your state, including early voting, Election Day voting, mail voting, and accessible mail voting tools for people with print disabilities.

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  • Can’t vote in person on Election Day? Find out how you can get your absentee ballot here.

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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