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COVID-19 Voting Update: Anyone can request a mail-in ballot in Arizona.

[updated September 4, 2020]


Check your registration status:

Register by mail:

Register online:

Proof of Citizenship:

Request an absentee ballot:

Track your absentee ballot:

Apply to receive permanent early ballots:

Find your polling location:

Find your sample ballot:

Find you County Election Officials:

Campus Vote Project:


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Hello Arizona!

If you are 18 or older and live in Arizona, whether you’re a resident or a full-time student there, you are eligible to vote in Arizona. But first you have to make sure you’re registered.

You can visit the link in the description to see if you’re registered already. If you aren’t registered, or have changed your name or moved counties since the last election, and you have a valid Arizona driver’s license, you can register online. If you don’t have an Arizona license--maybe you don’t drive or you’re a college student from another state—you either have to fill out a form and mail it in or go register in person at your County Recorder’s office.

No matter how you register, you need to do it before October 5th to vote in the November general election. Whenever you register, the links to both the online and mail-in forms will be in the description. Once you’re registered, you can vote early if you want.

The rules for early voting vary by county, so you’ll want to check your county’s website in the links below, but most counties offer a handful of early vote centers where you can go vote in person starting around two to four weeks before election day. If you’d rather vote right from wherever you’re watching this video, you can go online, using the same website where you checked your registration, and you can request to have an absentee ballot mailed to you. You can vote by mail even if you’ll be in your home county on election day—they’ll just send you a ballot and you fill it out and return it with a proof of citizenship, like a photocopy of your ID, birth certificate, or passport.

Just make sure you request your ballot by October 23rd and mail it back in before November 3rd. If you request an absentee ballot online, there’s even an option to sign up to automatically receive an absentee ballot for every election, so you don’t even have to think about it. They’ll just mail you a ballot every time you’re eligible to vote.

If you’re going to vote in person on election day, you can find out where you’re supposed to go using the link below, and head there between 6am and 7pm. You’ll need to bring a photo ID with you like a drivers license, state ID, Tribal ID, or passport. If you don’t have one of those, you can bring two proofs of your name and current address, like a recent utility bill or bank statement, an Arizona vehicle registration or insurance card, or the voter registration card you get in the mail after you register.

There are a handful of other, less common documents they’ll also accept—a link to the full list will be in the description. If you want to see everything that’s going to be on the ballot ahead of time, you can go to your county recorder’s website and look at a sample ballot. This gives you a chance to research the candidates for your local elections ahead of time, but don’t panic if you see like, 18 judges elections on there.

Your vote still counts if you have to leave a few things blank. But all those judges do matter, so you can use your sample ballot to look up the candidates ahead of time. You can even print it out or screenshot it and bring it to the polls with you so you can remember how you want to vote.

One more thing: it’s never too soon to make your plan to vote. So take a second right now to open up your notes app or grab a piece of paper and write down when and how you’re going to register, what time you’re going to vote, how you’re gonna get there, even who you’re gonna bring to the polls with you. Having a plan is a great way to make sure that nothing unexpected stops you from voting on November 3rd.

All the links you need to check your registration and polling location will be in the description. Thanks for voting. How To Vote in Every State is produced by Complexly in partnership with The MediaWise Voter Project, which is led by The Poynter Institute and supported by Facebook.