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Voting Guide

Voter Registration Deadline: On or before the 29th day prior to Election Day


Students have a decision about where to register to vote.


You have a right to register to vote at the address you consider the place where you live, whether that is your family's home or the place where you attend school. You should update your registration anytime this home address changes.


You may only be registered and vote in one location.

Arizona’s voter registration form asks for your Arizona driver’s license number, state ID number, the last four digits of your Social Security number, a tribal ID number, or an alien registration, naturalization certificate, or citizenship certificate number. Make sure to provide this information on the registration form. 


Arizona also has a proof of citizenship requirement for registering to vote in state and local elections. Providing an Arizona driver’s license or state ID number issued after October 1, 1996, on either the state or federal voter registration form, fulfills the proof of citizenship requirement. You do not need to provide anything more. 


If you don’t have an Arizona driver’s license or state ID issued after October 1, 1996, you will need to provide proof of citizenship in order to vote in state and local elections. Proof of citizenship includes any one of the items listed below. If you fail to provide proof of citizenship and the election official is not able to match you with an existing motor vehicles record showing you proved your citizenship, you will be able ro vote in federal elections but not in state and local elections.


  • A photocopy of a U.S. birth certificate and supporting legal documentation (i.e. marriage certificate) if your name has changed;

  • A photocopy of the identifiaction pages of your passport;

  • A photocopy of naturalization documents or your Alien Registration Number;

  • Indian Census Number, Bureau of Indian Affairs Card Number, Tribal Treaty Card Number, or Tribal Enrollment Number; or

  • A photocopy of your Tribal Certificate of Indian Blood or Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Affidavit of Birth.

All voters must present ID at the polls. Voters have 3 options: they can present one form of ID which bears the name, address, and photo of the voter as they appear in the voter's record (List 1); two forms of non–photo ID which bear the name and address of the voter as they appear n the voter's record (List 2); or a List 1 photo ID  with a non–matching address plus a List 2 non-photo ID with a matching  address; or a U.S. passport or military ID without any address plus a List 2 non–photo ID with a matching address (List 3).


  • List 1: Acceptable forms of photo ID include: an  Arizona driver’s license or identification card; tribal identification  or enrollment card; or other valid U.S. federal, state, or local  government–issued identification.

  • List 2: Acceptable forms of non–photo ID  include: a voter registration card; a utility (including cell phone) bill; bank or credit union statement; Arizona vehicle registration; Arizona vehicle insurance card; Indian census card; property tax  statement; county recorder’s certificate; tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal ID; other valid U.S. federal, state, or local government–issued identification; and any mail addressed to the voter  marked “Official Election Material.”

  • College or university IDs that lack addresses cannot be used as voter ID, even if the voter has a separate document that shows their address.

  • Utility bills must be dated within 90 days of the election to be valid.

  • Members of federally-recognized tribes are not  required to have an address or photo on their tribal identification in  order to cast a provisional ballot.

Make a plan. Look up your voting site and hours at: https://voter.azsos.gov/VoterView/RegistrantSearch.do

By Mail


  • Voters do not need an excuse to vote early by mail in Arizona 

  • Voters cab request a mail ballot by submitting a form online or in writing, or by calling or emailing their County Recorder's office. For more information, visit: https://azsos.gov/votebymail

  • The early ballot request form must be received by the County Recorder by the 11th day before Election Day

  • Completed ballots must be received by the County Recorder, dropped off at a dropbox, or returned to and drop off location, early voting location, or Election Day polling place in your county of residence by no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day. You can find a list of drop off locations on your county's election website.


Early In-Person

  • A voter may cast their vote at an early voting location site between 27 days before Election Day and the Friday before Election Day.

  • Early voting hours and days vary by county. Contact your county recorder for specific information. Contact information can be found here: https://azsos.gov/county-election-info


Election Day

  • Voting sites will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Election Day. If you are in line by the closing time then you must be allowed to vote.

Registering to Vote Does Not Affect Your:


Federal Financial Aid

Where you register to vote will not affect federal financial aid such as Pell Grants, Perkins or Stafford loans, or your dependency status for FAFSA


Status as a Dependent on Your Parents’ Taxes

Being registered to vote at a different address from your parents does not prevent them from claiming you as a dependent on their taxes


Tuition Status

Being deemed out-of-state for tuition purposes does not prevent you from choosing to register to vote in your campus community

 

Will registering to vote in Arizona affect my driver’s license or car registration?

Registering to vote in Arizona does not necessarily affect your driver's license or car rgistration. However, as a new resident of Arizona, you may be required to make changes to your driver's license or car registration regardless of whether you register to vote there. You may with to contact Arizona Motor Vehicle Services.

Fair Elections Center and Campus Vote Project intend the information contained herein is used only as a general guide. This document should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a licensed North Carolina legal professional.
 
Last updated March 2019