Voter Registration Drive FAQs
FAQs about Running a Voter Registration Drive:
Q1: What’s the basic process for registering voters?
A: Hosting a drive is simple:
- Pick the dates for your drive.
- Gather some help – just make sure your volunteers are 18.
- Decide about how to register voters – by using computers, paper forms, or a combination of both.
Q2: Why is using computers a good way to register voters?
A: Using web‐accessed computers at your voter registration table saves both time and paper by allowing people to register on-the-spot at servicearizona.com. When an Arizona driver’s license number is entered, a person’s current information appears and allows for registering, or verifying and updating an existing registration. Registering people online also saves you from having to keep track of and mail in the paper forms.
Q3: What do I do with the completed paper forms?
A: Once someone has completed his/her form, have him/her tear off the carbon copy page (if applicable) to keep for his/her records. If you printed the forms, this is not possible. In any case, you should NEVER photocopy the forms or use the forms to gather information – this is their personal information so their privacy should be respected. Several forms for the same county may be mailed together in one envelope to that County Elections Office, so it’s a good idea to group the completed forms by county. If a person needs to include a photocopy of identification documents, they must include the photocopy and the voter registration form in an envelope. In these cases, it’s up to you if you want to offer assistance or have them handle this on their own. Be sure to add the appropriate postage to get all the forms delivered to the County Elections Office.
Q4: How long does it take for Voter Registration to be approved?
A: The County Elections Office will send out the Voter Registration cards in 4‐6 weeks after receiving the forms. If a new voter does not hear from them by then, they should contact their County Elections Office directly.
Q5: What are the Key Election Dates to remember?
A: Click here to view the Key Election Dates.
Q6: What do I do if I still have questions and need help?
A: Contact CAP at 602.424.2525. We are happy to help you plan a successful drive.