How to Vote

You must be registered before election day to vote in Arizona. But registration means little if you do not 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! 

Psst! 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. 


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


You must provide photo ID with your name and address (one of the following): 

  • 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


If you have a permanent physical disability, cannot make it to the polls on election day, or simply do not want to wait in line; 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 that you are eligible for. 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. 

To ensure that your vote will be counted, you must return your filled-out ballot either in person (to your polling place) or by mail (ballot comes addressed and ready to return) so that it arrives no later than 7:00 pm on election day. For the 2022 General Election, the USPS is recommending at least 14 days to ensure your ballot arrives in time. Ensure your completed ballot is placed in the mail on or before October 28. 

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.