Voter Registration FAQs
Q1: I have moved. Do I need to register again?
A: Yes, you must register at your new address. Register online.
Q2: I recently moved, and I’m not sure where I’m registered to vote. How do I find out?
A: Go Service Arizona’s EZ Voter Registration page. Fill out the form with your date of birth and driver license number, and it will give you the house number and city where you are currently registered.
Q3: Who can register to vote?
A: Any U.S. citizen and Arizona resident who will be 18 by the election date can register. For the 2012 election year, you may register to vote at 17 as long as you will be 18 years old on or before August 28 to vote in the Primary Election and on or before November 6 to vote in the General Election. See next question for more details.
Q4: I will be 18 by election day, but I am not going to be 18 before the voter registration deadline. Can I still register and vote on election day?
A: Yes. If you will be 18 on or before an election date, you can register by the deadline as a 17-year-old. If you register to vote as a 17-year-old, you are considered an “active registrant.” The day you turn 18, you become an “eligible voter.” The State Elections Department recommends that you register to vote online, print your confirmation, and bring it with you to the polls. If the polling location does not have your name on their rolls yet, you will be able to complete a provisional ballot.
Q5: I am disabled and unable to fill out my form. Can someone else help me fill out my form?
A: Yes. You may have someone fill out the form at your request. They must sign the form to verify that they signed the form on your behalf.
Q6: My name has changed. Do I need to register again?
A: Yes. You will need to fill out a new form or use the online form.
Q7: What if I live in Arizona only part of the year?
A: You can only register to vote in one state. If you live in more than one state, you must choose in which state you wish to vote. If you want to vote in Arizona, submit the Arizona voter registration form. If you will not be in Arizona at the time of the election, you may request an early ballot, which will be mailed to you at whatever address you request, even if it is out of state. Early ballots may be requested from your County Elections Office.
Q8: What telephone number should I list? What if my telephone number is unlisted?
A: You are not required to list a phone number. Should you choose to provide a number, please keep in mind that whichever number you submit may be used by campaigns to contact you. Campaigns do not have to abide by the “Do Not Call” registry. Most voters choose to list their home phone number rather than a cell phone number.
Q9: What are the requirements for the Arizona driver license box?
A: Federal law requires that registrants give a driver license number or last four digits of social security number. If you have an Arizona driver license or identification card, list the driver license number. If you do not have a license, list the last four digits of your social security number.
Q10: Arizona requires proof of citizenship when registering to vote. Can I use my driver license as proof of citizenship?
A: If your Arizona driver license was issued after October 1, 1996, you can use the online registration form and your driver license serves as proof of citizenship. If your license was issued before October 1, 1996, you will need to complete the printable voter registration form and you must include a photocopy of one of the acceptable proofs of citizenship found here. Remember that you may only include an Arizona driver or nonoperating license number. It may not be from another state.
Q11: What if I do not have an Arizona driver license or nonoperating license number?
A: The County Elections Office must have proof that you are a U.S. citizen. Acceptable proofs of citizenship can be found here.
Q12: What if I do not want to register with a party?
A: Party is not required. If you leave this box blank as a first time registrant in your county, your party preference will be “Party Not Designated” (PND). If you leave this box blank and you are already registered in the county, your current party preference will be retained. Visit the online form and enter your information to see what party you are registered under.
Q13: What if I want to lookup or change my political party?
A: You can lookup and change your political party online at servicearizona.com. Click on “Voter Registration.” Fill out the form with your date of birth and driver license number, and it will give you the party you are currently registered under.
Q14: What do I do once I have completed my form?
A: Once you have completed your form, tear off the carbon copy page (if applicable) to keep for your records or print the online confirmation. Fold the form in half along the “fold line” and seal it using the adhesive. On the back of the carbon copy page are addresses for all of Arizona’s County Elections Offices (or you may go here to find a list). Write the address of your County Elections Office on the envelope and stick it in the mail. The form MUST be addressed to the appropriate County Elections Office. If you are including a photocopy of identification documents, you must include the photocopy and the voter registration form in an envelope rather than using the adhesive. Don’t forget to add a stamp! Several forms for the same county may be mailed together in one envelope to that county’s office.
Q15: How long does it take for my Voter Registration to be approved?
A: The County Elections Office will send your Voter Regsitration card in 4‐6 weeks after receiving the form. If you do not hear from them by then, contact them directly. If you are using the online form, print the online confirmation for your records. If you are completing a paper form, either keep the carbon copy or make a copy for your records.
Q16: What are the Key Election Dates to remember?
A: Click here to view the Key Election Dates.