Elections

The Secretary of State serves as the chief election officer in the state of Arizona, which includes oversight of campaign finance for statewide and legislative candidates, verifying initiatives and referenda for the ballot, and certifying the official results of each election. A statewide or legislative election is scheduled for every even-numbered year, unless a special election is required.

For questions about county and local elections, we suggest you contact your county recorder’s office or city/town clerk’s office for assistance.

Voter Outreach

The Secretary of State is dedicated to ensure the integrity of our elections. The voter outreach office will assist, train and when possible conduct non-partisan voter registration drives throughout the state. For more information, please contact the Voter Outreach Coordinator by phone at (602) 364-4700, toll free 1-877-843-8683 or by email.

Popular Questions

How do I request an early ballot or vote by mail?
An early ballot may be requested from your County Recorder’s office. To have your name placed on the Permanent Early Voter List (PEVL), complete a new voter registration form and check the box marked “YES, I want to automatically receive an early ballot for each election for which I am eligible.” Or you can log in to Service Arizona and complete this request online.
How do I register to vote?
  • Online – If you have an Arizona Driver License and/or an Arizona non-operating I.D. card issued by the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) you may register to vote through Service Arizona EZ Voter Registration
    1. Log on to Service Arizona
    2. Select your language preference, then click “Begin Voter Registration”
    3. Verify your voter eligibility
    4. Enter your information in the required fields
    5. Verify address information
    6. You can now select your party preference

    If you are having trouble logging in to the Service Arizona website, you can print off a Voter Registration Form and fill it out with your new information. After you finish, mail the completed form to your County Recorder’s office and your information will be updated.

  • By Mail – You can either print off a form online or request that a registration form be mailed to you from your County Recorder. After completing the voter registration form, mail it to your County Recorder’s office
  • In Person – You may visit your County Recorder’s office and fill out a registration form in person
  • Address Confidentiality Program Members – You should only register to vote through the ACP process.

After you have successfully registered to vote you will receive a voter registration card in the mail within 4-6 weeks.

Where is my polling location?

To find your exact polling location for an upcoming election click here.

I moved recently, when is the deadline to update my voter registration?

The final day to update your voter registration or register to vote is midnight on the 29th day before the election. For the 2016 Primary Election that day is Midnight on August 1, 2016 and for the 2016 General Election you must register before Midnight on October 10, 2016. All voter registration forms that are mailed in must be postmarked on or before the deadline. The final day to update your voter registration or register to vote is midnight on the 29th day before the election. For the 2016 Primary Election that day is Midnight on August 1, 2016 and for the 2016 General Election you must register before Midnight on October 10, 2016.

What do I need to bring with me on Election Day?

Every qualified elector is required to show proof of identity at the polling place before receiving a ballot. Find out what qualifies as an acceptable form of identification in Arizona.

How does an independent voter receive a ballot for the Primary Election?

An independent voter on the early voter list will receive a post card in the mail asking for the voter to choose which party ballot the voter wishes to receive for the Primary Election. If the independent voter goes to the polls on Election Day the voter will be given the option to choose a party ballot at that time.

How can I electronically donate $5 qualifying slips or sign a candidate’s nomination petition?

The state of Arizona uses E-qual to verify that the person signing the qualifying slip or nomination petition is eligible to do so. After a successful verification the person can give $5 qualifying contribution slips or sign a nomination petition for candidates the person is eligible to vote for in the election.