Election Day is Nov. 8. Votebeat is here to provide nuanced nonpartisan coverage of voting and election administration. Here’s everything you need to know about registering and voting in Arizona, and how to let us know if you run into any issues.
How to register to vote
In Arizona, you need to be registered to vote by Oct. 11 to cast a ballot in the coming election. If you think you are already registered, take a few minutes to double-check your voter registration status and your information to ensure it’s accurate. It’s important that your address is up to date so you are able to vote in the races specific to your precinct and district.
How to vote by mail in Arizona
To request a mail ballot, you must be registered to vote first. Once you are registered, you have until Oct. 28 to request a mail ballot.
Mail ballots will be sent out in batches beginning Oct. 12, so the earlier you request one, the earlier you’ll receive your ballot. It’s best to mail your ballot back at least a week before Election Day to ensure it arrives on time. Depending where you live, you may need to leave even more time. Alternatively, you can drop your mail ballot off at a drop box or a vote center, if available in your county. Check your county elections website for the best option.
How to vote in person
Early in-person voting begins Oct. 12, but where you can vote depends on your county. In places like Maricopa County that have vote centers, you can show up to any of these locations and cast your ballot. If your county runs on precinct-based polling places, you need to show up to your assigned polling place in order to vote. You can look up your polling place on the secretary of state’s website.
You also need to show a photo ID if you are voting in person. Check the forms of ID that are accepted in Arizona on the secretary of state’s website.