Register & Vote
The 2018 Primary Election is on August 28th. Registration for this election closes on July 30th at midnight.
The 2018 General Election is on November 6th. Registration for the election closes on October 9th at midnight.
Additional elections are held throughout the year in cities, counties, school districts, and other jurisdictions.
The City of Phoenix has several upcoming elections. You can find out more about them here:
- August 28, 2018 – Special Election for Ballot Propositions
- November 6, 2018 – Special Election for Mayor and Ballot Proposition
- March 12, 2019 – Special Election for Councilmembers in Districts 5 and 8
- August 27, 2019 – to elect the Mayor and Councilmembers in Districts 1, 3, 5 and 7
Elections & Voting
Every American citizen has the right to vote. Your participation in state and local elections is critical to ensure we elect fair-minded candidates to represent you.
Q: Am I eligible to vote?
In order to register to vote in Arizona, you must:
- Be a United States citizen.
- Be a resident of Arizona and the county listed on your registration.
- Be at least 18 years of age on the day of the next regular General Election.
- If you have been convicted of a one-count felony, you automatically regain your civil rights upon absolute discharge, and you are eligible to vote. If you have multiple felonies and need information about restoring your voting rights, visit the ACLU of Arizona.
Q: How do I register to vote?
To be eligible for an election, you must be registered to vote at least 29 days before the day of the election. You can register three ways:
Online: Visit Service Arizona EZ Voter Registration to register online. Please note that you must have a current AZ Driver’s License or Identification Card to use this service.
By Mail: You can obtain a printable form online. Just fill out, sign and date the form. Then add the proper postage and mail the form to your County Recorder. You may also request a registration form from your County Recorder’s office.
In Person: You can visit your County Recorder’s office to hand deliver the form or complete the form in person.
Q: How do I get an early ballot?
Want to skip the polling place? Any voter can request to be included on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL). You will automatically receive an early ballot for all elections for which you are eligible to participate. When you register to vote, you have the option to be added to the PEVL. This option is available online and on physical voter registration forms.
Use Voter View to see if you are already on the PEVL. If you are already registered to vote but would like to be added to the list, you can contact your County Recorder.
Q: Do I need to provide proof of Citizenship?
If this is your first time registering to vote in Arizona, or if you have moved from another county in Arizona, your voter registration must include proof of citizenship. If you have an Arizona driver’s license or identification card, you need no additional documents. If not, you must attach proof of citizenship to the form.
The AZ Secretary of State provides information on the type of documents acceptable to establish your citizenship.
Q: When do I need to re-register to vote?
If you have moved, changed your name, or want to change your political party affiliation, you must re-register. Visit EZ Voter Registration to re-register online. It takes just a few minutes!
Q: What district am I in?
Your legislative and congressional districts may have changed due to recent redistricting. The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission provides an online District Locator to find your district.
The Arizona Secretary of State provides a complete list of all candidates who have filed for upcoming elections.
Q: How do I locate my polling place?
Use the Voter View tool from the Arizona Secretary of State to find your polling place. Then search your voter registration information and check the status of a provisional or absentee ballot.
Q: What do I need to bring with me to my polling place?
On Election Day, all voters must show identification at the polls. You’ll need a form of identification that shows your name, current address, and a photograph. A driver’s license, identification card, or tribal identification will all work.
If you don’t have a form of identification that meets these requirements, you have two other options:
- Bring two forms of identification that have your name and address. Utility bills, bank statements, vehicle insurance and registration, voter registration cards and/or any mailing marked “Official Election Material” are all acceptable forms.
- If your photo identification does not have your current address, you can combine it with one of the other forms of identification listed above.
Q: What do I do if I require an absentee ballot?
Out-of-county, domestic military voters can visit the Arizona Secretary of State’s website to learn about submitting a ballot online, by fax, or by regular mail. Overseas military voters should contact the Federal Voting Assistance Program to find information about overseas voting.
Non-military, long distance voters can contact their County Recorder to request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.