How to register to vote in Arizona

This guide contains information about the 2018 midterm election held on November 6. It may be out-of-date.
 
Arizona offers online voter registration. You can register to vote by mail in Arizona by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.

Who can vote

To register in Arizona you must:
  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Arizona and your county at least 29 days preceding the next election
  • be 18 years old on or before the next general election
  • not have been convicted of treason or a felony (or have had your civil rights restored)
  • not currently be declared an incapacitated person by a court of law

Online voter registration

  • Arizona offers online voter registration.
  • You should know: you need an Arizona ID to use Arizona's online voter registration system. If you don't have an Arizona-issued ID, you can still register to vote by mail.
  • You can register online until Tuesday, October 9.

By-mail voter registration

Use the National Voter Registration Form

  1. Print and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Box 6 - ID Number: Your completed voter registration form must contain the number of your Arizona driver's license, or non-operating identification license issued pursuant to A.R.S. Sec. 28-3165, if the license is current and valid. If you do not have a current and valid Arizona driver's license or non-operating identification license, you must include the last four digits of your Social Security number if one has been issued to you. If you do not have a current and valid driver's license or non-operating identification license or a Social Security number, please write "NONE" on the form. A unique identifying number will be assigned by the Secretary of State.
  3. Box 7 - Choice of Party: Arizona does NOT require that you register with a party to participate in partisan primary elections. If you’re not affiliated with any party, you can choose the party primary you wish to vote in. If you register with a party, you can only vote in that party's primary.
  4. Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank. This information is not required.
  5. Review the "Who can vote?" section above and check that you're eligible.
  6. Sign the form.
  7. Send the completed form to your local election official. To register by mail, the form must be postmarked by Tuesday, October 9.
  8. If this is your first time registering to vote in Arizona or you have moved to another county in Arizona, your voter registration form also must include proof of citizenship or you may be registered as a federal-only voter. If you have an Arizona driver's license or non-operating identification issued after October 1, 1996, write the number on the form. This will serve as proof of citizenship and no additional documents are needed. If not, you should attach proof of citizenship to the form. Please include a copy of one of the following documents: birth certificate and supporting legal documentation (i.e. marriage certificate) if the name on the birth certificate is not the same as your current legal name; passport; naturalization documents or fill in your Alien Registration Number; Indian census number, Bureau of Indian Affairs Card Number, Tribal Treaty Card Number, or Tribal Enrollment Number, or your Tribal Certificate of Indian Blood or Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Affidavit of Birth.

Use the Arizona voter registration form

You can also register to vote using the Arizona voter registration form. Be sure to read the instructions carefully and fill it out completely. Send the completed form to your local election official. To register by mail, the form must be postmarked by Tuesday, October 9.

In-person voter registration

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Military and overseas voters

Active-duty military, their families, and voters living outside the US can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). To do so:
  1. Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your election official may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
  2. Send the application to your election official.
  3. It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible. You can look up recommended mailing dates by country and region.
  4. When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.
  5. States begin mailing absentee ballots at least 45 days before Election Day. If you haven't received your ballot by 30 days before Election Day, contact your local election office.
If after submitting your FPCA, your ballot does not arrive, contact your election official first. Then:
  • You can still vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print, sign, and mail your FWAB to your local election office.
  • If you mail a FWAB and then receive your regular absentee ballot, you should complete and mail your absentee ballot also. Election officials will ensure that only one ballot is counted.
The Federal Voting Assistance Program – FVAP.gov offers additional information on military and overseas voting in Arizona.

Check your voter registration status

You can look up your voter registration record and verify that your information is correct using Arizona's voter registration lookup tool.

Dates and deadlines

  • Election day is Tuesday, November 6.
  • The deadline to register online is Tuesday, October 9.
  • The deadline for registering to vote by mail is Tuesday, October 9.
  • The deadline to register to vote in person is Tuesday, October 9.

Election contact information for Arizona

Address:
Secretary of State
1700 W Washington St Fl 7
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2808

Phone Number:
(602) 542-8683