Register to Vote or Update Your Current Voter Information

To register to vote in Arizona you must meet the following qualifications (A.R.S. §16-101):

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be a resident of Arizona and the county listed on your registration
  • Be 18 years of age or older on or before the day of the next regular General Election

Individuals may apply to register to vote in elections for Federal office using the Federal Voter Registration Form. In using the Federal Form, applicants are not required to provide proof of citizenship in order to register to vote in elections for Federal office.

You cannot register to vote in Arizona if (A.R.S. §16-101):

  • You have been convicted of a felony and have not yet had your civil rights restored
  • You have been adjudicated incompetent

How to 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/Update 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 (PDF)  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 (PDF) 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.
  • 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.

Update Your Voter Information

You should update your voter information if any of the following apply:

  • You recently moved to a new address
  • Your name has been legally changed
  • You would like to change your political party affiliation
  • 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 update your voter registration online.
  1. Log on to Service Arizona
  2. Select your language preference, then click “Begin/Update Voter Registration”
  3. Verify your voter eligibility 
  4. Enter your information in the required fields 
  5. Update your address if you have moved, otherwise select No on question A & B and click continue.
  6. You can now update any other information that has changed, including your name or party preference

If you are having trouble logging in to the Service Arizona website, you can print off a Voter Registration Form (PDF)  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 (PDF) 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.
  • Address Confidentiality Program Members – You should update your voter registration through the ACP process.

Popular Questions

What forms are required to prove citizenship when registering to vote?

If you have an Arizona driver license or non-operating identification card issued after October 1, 1996 you will need only to provide the license number on box 9 of the voter registration form.

If you do not have an Arizona license you may include a photocopy of one of the following documents:

  • A legible photocopy of a birth certificate that verifies citizenship and supporting legal documentation (i.e. marriage certificate) if the name on the birth certificate is not the same as your current legal name
  • A legible photocopy of the pertinent pages of your passport
  • Presentation to the County Recorder of U.S. naturalization documents or fill in your Alien Registration Number in box 11
  • Your Indian Census Number, Bureau of Indian Affairs Card Number, Tribal Treaty Card Number, or Tribal Enrollment Number in box 10
  • A legible photocopy of your Tribal Certificate of Indian Blood or Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Affidavit of Birth.
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.

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.

I am not registered with a recognized party, can I still vote in the Primary Election?

Yes. Arizona has an open primary law which allows any voter who is registered as independent to cast a ballot for one of the officially recognized political parties.

If I register to vote, will I become eligible for jury duty?

There are multiple ways for the courts to build their list of eligible jurors and voter registration is just one of them. If you have received an Arizona driver license or non-operating ID card your name has been added to the list of eligible jurors in Arizona.

What is the definition of a resident, for voting purposes?

A resident is an individual who has an actual physical presence in the state and the intent to remain in the state. A temporary absence does not result in a loss of residence if the individual intends to return.

When will I receive my voter registration card?

The county will mail out proof of registration 4 - 6 weeks after the registration form is received.