To register to vote in the State of Arizona, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
- Be a citizen of the United States
- Be a resident of Arizona
- Be 18 years old on or before the date of the next general election
- Have not been convicted of a felony (unless civil rights have been restored)
- Have not been adjudicated incompetent (A.R.S. § 14-5101)
Must register to vote at least 29 days before the election. Can select party affiliation up to 29 days before the election.
Can register to vote in person or obtain a mail-in application from:
- County election office
- Division of motor vehicles
- Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) offices
- Medicaid offices
- Food Stamps offices
- Women, Infants and Children (WIC) benefits offices
- Agencies that provide services to people with disabilities
Any registered voter may opt to vote by absentee ballot (called "early voting" in Arizona). Voters may absentee vote in person, by mail, by fax, or by personal representative.
Voters may apply and vote in person as early as 26 days before an election and no later than 4 days prior to Election Day. Ballots for all 40 districts are available at all regional elections offices.
Absentee ballot applications can be requested and turned in anytime during a calendar year, up to 7 days before each election for any state elections during that year. Voters can request a ballot for a specific election or for all elections in the year.
To receive an absentee ballot by mail, a voter must first send an application so that his/her voter registration can be verified. Voters should contact any Division of Elections office to request an application.
For more election and voter information you can contact the Arizona Secretary of State's Office.