Arizona makes it easy to vote. Make a plan today, whether it’s voting by mail or in person, and VOTE! Better yet, be an informed voter! To learn about the candidates vying for your vote in this election, check out our comprehensive guide to the candidates and elections here.
General Election: November 6, 2018
- Last day to register to vote in the General: October 9
- Ballots mailed: October 10
- Early in-person voting begins: October 10
- Last day for non-PEVL voters to request a mail-in ballot from the County Recorder: October 26
- Last recommended day to mail ballots back: October 31
- Election Day: November 6
Bring the Ballot Box to You
Being a voter in every election has never been easier! Sign up for Arizona's Permanent Early Voter List (PEVL). You will need your Arizona Driver's License or Non-Operating Identification number. What does signing up for PEVL do? It tells your County Recorder's Office to automatically send you an early ballot by mail for all elections in which you are eligible to vote. You'll receive your early ballot by mail as well as a stamped return envelope approximately 27 days prior to every election, including the primary. All completed early ballots must be received in the office of the County Recorder, other officer in charge of elections, or dropped off at any Ballot Center in your county no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. That means if you forget to drop your mail-in ballot in the mail, you can just drive it to a Ballot Center instead.
And if you are not signed up for PEVL but decide to vote by mail in the upcoming election, all you have to do is call your County Recorder and request a mail-in ballot and one will be mailed right to you. You have until 11 days before Election Day to make that call!
Staying at a temporary place instead of your residence? You can call your County Recorder and ask that your ballot be mailed to your temporary address! So Arizona snowbirds, make sure to get those ballots!
Find your County Recorder's contact information here.
in person voting
Like the feeling of walking into a polling place, being handed a ballot, then disappearing into a voting booth to cast your vote? Great, we do too! Early in-person voting begins 27 days before Election Day. Find your polling place here. And check out the Carpool 2 Vote app if you need a ride to the polls. The app allows you to connect with a fellow voter who is heading to the polls to cast their vote. You can volunteer to drive or ask for a ride. Find it on iTunes or Google Play.
But don’t forget that ID! Check out the pictured list to confirm that you're bringing the correct form of ID with you. For a comprehensive list and ways in which certain forms of ID can be mixed and matched, go here.
And if you want to go to the polls on Election Day, you’re entitled to 3 paid hours off from work if there are less than 3 consecutive hours between the opening of the polls and the beginning of your regular workshift or between the end of your regular workshift and the closing of the polls! Just make sure to tell your boss at least 1 day before.
Do you need help with language translations, instructions on process, or with the physical act of voting? Poll workers are there to help you!
- Accessible Polling Places: Each location should provide disabled parking and be able to accommodate individuals in wheelchairs, as well as, individuals with visual or hearing impairments. If you are unable to enter the polling location or voting center, you may ask that a ballot be brought to you by an election poll worker.
- Accessible Voting Systems: All polling locations and vote centers must have an accessible voting device for use by voters with disabilities. In addition to the accessible voting devices, each polling location will have magnifying instruments, large print versions of the publicity pamphlets and trained poll workers who are ready to assist.
SO YOU'RE A REGISTERED INDEPENDENT VOTER...
You're a registered Independent voter and want to vote in the Primary Election. Good news! You can (unless it's the Presidential Preference Election). In order to vote in the Primary Election, you can either (1) contact your County Recorder and request a mail-in ballot for the party primary in which you want to vote be mailed to you, or (2) go to your assigned Polling Place during the voting period (in this case, August 1 - August 28) to vote in person. It's that easy. Now, go be a voter in every election!