How to Vote

You must be registered 29 days before election day to vote in Arizona. But registration means little if you don’t submit your vote on or before election day. There are a few methods you can use to vote, so find the one that works best for you! 

Know your rights! In the state of Arizona, employers are required to grant three hours of paid leave to vote, unless polls are open three hours before or after your work shift. 

Voting at the Polls ( Election Day Only) 

You can cast your vote in person at a designated polling place on election day. You can find your nearest polling place on the website

Each polling place must provide accessible parking and accommodations for individuals in wheelchairs and individuals with visual or hearing impairments. 

Arizona polls are open 6:00 am to 7:00 pm

What Do I Need to Bring to the Polls? 

You must provide a photo ID with your name and address. Any of the following forms of ID will work: 

  • Valid Arizona driver license or valid Arizona non-operating identification card 
  • Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification
  • Valid U.S. federal, state, or local government issued identification

If you can’t provide one of the above, you must provide two of the following: 

  • Utility bill (dated within 90 days of the election day) - May be for electric, gas, water, solid waste, sewer, telephone, cell phone, or cable TV
  • Bank or credit union statement dated within 90 days of the election day 
  • Valid Arizona Vehicle Registration
  • Indian Census Card
  • Property tax statement (of your residence)
  • Tribal Enrollment Card or other form of tribal identification
  • Arizona vehicle insurance card
  • Recorder's Certificate
  • Valid U.S. federal, state, or local government issued identification, including a voter registration card issued by the County Recorder
  • Any mailing to your address that is marked “Official Election Material”

If you cannot provide two items from the previous list, you must provide: 

  • Any valid photo ID from the first list (in which the address does not reasonably match the precinct register), accompanied by a non-photo ID from the second list (in which the address does reasonably match the precinct register) 
  • U.S. Passport without address, and one valid item from the second list
  • U.S. Military ID without address, and one valid item from the second list

Permanent Early Voting (Mail-in Ballot) 

If you have a permanent physical disability, cannot make it to the polls on election day, or simply want the convenience of not leaving your home; you can sign up to be placed on the Permanent Early Voter List. 

Once on the list, you will be mailed a ballot 27 days before each election. This gives you time to review the ballot, study the issues, research the candidates, and vote conveniently from home. You can sign up for Permanent Early Voting when you register to vote. If you are already registered, you can apply for Ballot-by-Mail on the Arizona Secretary website

To ensure that your vote will be counted, you must return your completed ballot either in person (to your nearest polling place) or by mail (ballot comes addressed and ready to return). The completed ballot must arrive no later than 7:00 pm on election day. 

USPS recommends that you ensure your completed ballot is placed in the mail at least one week prior Election Day.

If you are an eligible voter who will be traveling outside of the country on the day of the election, you can register for an absentee ballot on

Practice Voting with a Sample Ballot

Practice makes perfect! Prepare for Election Day with a sample ballot. See which candidates you will have to choose from and do research so you can make informed decisions. 

Visit Ballotpedia and enter your address to obtain your Arizona sample ballot and start practicing your 2024 votes today!