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Voting Information

Upcoming General Election: November 6, 2012

Deadline to register to vote: October 9, 2012



Arizona Secretary of State Help Line: 1-877-843-8383


Go to your polling location, which can be found on your Voter ID or look on the County Recorder website for your county. Remember to have proper identification as noted on the Secretary of State’s website.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: ID at the polls is required for Arizona elections

Each person must provide proper identification at the polling place before receiving a ballot.  This identification must provide the voter's name and address.  If the identification contains outdated information then certain other types of identification may be supplement to adequately indetify the voter.  To verify whether a voter has proper identification, review the requirements on the Secretary of State's website concerning "Proof of Identification."

The Secretary of State's site also has useful information for voters with disabilities and overseas military voters.

Did your early ballot or provisional ballot count? Verify whether your vote counted as well as find your polling location on the Secretary of State's website, section on "Voter Information."

EARLY BALLOTS NOTICE: It is not sufficient that your early ballot be post marked by today's date, it must be received.  If you forgot or have not mailed your ballot, you may drop it off at any polling location in the signed envelopes as you would do if you mailed it.  Mailing the ballot on election day may cause your ballot to not be counted. 

To register to vote in Arizona you must:

  • Be a United States citizen.

  • Be 18 years of age or more on or before the day of the next regular General Election, November 6, 2012. For example: If you are currently 17 but will turn 18 before the General Election (Nov 6, 2012) then you meet the age requirement and can register now if you meet the other requirements.

  • Be a resident of Arizona and the county listed on your registration for at least 29 days before the election, October 9, 2012 for the General Election on November 6, 2012.  If you move within the State during the 29 days before the election, your polling place would be the same district as your previous residence.

REMEMBER – If you will be 18 by Election day, November 6 this year, you can regiser to vote now! If you won’t be 18 before Election Day, you can still participate in the voting process through our KidsVotingAZ.org website.


You are restricted from voting if:

  • You have been convicted of a felony and have not had your rights restored – even if you were convicted as a minor.

  • You have been adjudicated incompetent.  

Proof of citizenship:

In Arizona, proof of citizenship must be submitted with all new voter registration forms. This proof can include: an AZ Driver’s License, an out-of-state driver’s license, a birth certificate,  the relevant pages of a US Passport, a US Naturalization Certificate, a Bureau of Indian Affairs Card Number, a Tribal Treaty Card Number, or a Tribal Enrollment Number.


How to register to vote:

You can register to vote through the online registration process here. In order to use this link you must have an Arizona Driver License and/or an Arizona non-operating Identification Card issued by the Motor Vehicle Division on or after October 1, 1996. If you do not have a AZDL or AZID then you can apply using the printable form here and mail it to the applicable county recorder. You can also fill out and return a copy of the Voter Registration Form at your local County Recorder’s office. Click here to find your local County Recorder’s office.

If you register by mail, please send a photocopy of your proof of citizenship and not your original copy. Your County Recorder’s office will not return the documents to you.



You may also register for early voting. You can do this by calling the County Recorder’s office or by making a written request. When you register to vote, the form or the website will ask you if you would like to be added to the “Early Voting List” so you will not have to submit a separate request.  Your early ballot must be received by the County Recorder or any polling location before the end of Election Day. This means the ballot must be placed in the mail before Election Day. If you did not mail your ballot, you can still vote by hand-delivering the ballot to any polling location before the close of day.



Go to your polling location, which can be found on your Voter ID or look on the County Recorder website for your county. Remember to have proper identification as noted on the Secretary of State’s website.



If you have a complaint regarding a violation of Title III of the Help America Vote Act (starting on page 39) you can fill out, notarize, and return this form. Common violations are listed on the form.



Arizona Revised Statute 16-101 for Qualifications of Registrant.

For more information about registering to vote: https://servicearizona.com/webapp/evoter/info

To find information about your district: http://az.gov/app/govinfo/        

To find your polling location (use polling locator on County Recorder website) or contact info for the County Recorder in your County: http://www.azsos.gov/election/county.htm