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Registration Deadline: Registration closes 29 days prior to election day.
Party Affiliation: Arizona has an open primary law which allows any voter who is registered as independent to cast a ballot for one of the officially recognized political parties. Independent voters on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) will receive a postcard in the mail asking them to choose which party ballot they wish to receive for the Primary Election. The corresponding primary ballot will then be sent by mail to the voter to complete approximately 27 days prior to the election. Independent voters who go to the polls on Election Day will be given the option to choose a party ballot at that time.
Voters must be registered with a recognized party to vote in the Presidential Preference Election.
Voter Registration Qualifications
Age: Must be 18 years of age or more on or before the day of the next regular General Election
Citizenship: Must be a United States Citizen. Here is some information about proof of citizenship requirements to vote in Arizona.
Residency: Must be a resident of Arizona and the county listed on your registration for at least 29 days prior to the next election.
Mental Competency: Must not be adjudicated incapacitated by a court of law.
Felony Convictions: Must not be a convicted felon, unless your civil rights have been formally restored. For a first-time felony conviction, civil rights are automatically restored upon completion of a person's sentence and payment of any fines and restitution.
Obtaining a Voter Registration Form
Online: Service Arizona Voter Registration
In person: Obtain and complete an Arizona Voter Registration form from your County Recorder’s Office
By mail: You can either print off a form online or request that a registration form be mailed to you from your County Recorder. After completing the voter registration form, mail it to your county recorder’s office.
Verifying Your Voter Registration Status
After you have successfully registered to vote you will receive a voter registration card in the mail within 4-6 weeks.
Online: Verify voter registration information online.
OBTAINING AN EARLY VOTING BALLOT
Online: An early ballot may be requested through the Voter Information Portal. Additionally, you can complete this request by updating your voter registration information online to join the Permanent Early Voting List.
By mail: You may print off a Voter Registration Form and fill it out with your new information. After you finish, mail the completed form to your County Recorder’s office and your information will be updated.
Military and overseas voting: For information on military and overseas voters click here.
OBTAINING AN ONE-TIME BALLOT-BY-MAIL
There are several ways to request a one-time ballot-by-mail in Arizona. You may request a ballot-by-mail online using the Secretary of State’s online portal here. You can also call your county recorder’s office or submit a written ballot request form to your county recorder’s office. Lastly, you can email the recorder’s office and provide the following information:
-First and Last Name
-Date of Birth
-State or County of Birth, or another piece of information that would confirm your identity when compared to your voter record, such as an Arizona Driver’s License number.
-Primary Election Ballot Choice (if you register as an Independent)
-Write the following message: “I am requesting a ballot-by-mail for the 2022 Primary and General Elections and am giving the County Recorder permission to mail my ballot to the address provided in this email.”
SUBMITTING A BALLOT-BY-MAIL
There are two options for returning your ballot-by-mail:
-Mail back your ballot: Use the pre-paid envelope included in your ballot-by-mail package. For the November General Election, we recommend mailing it by 7 days before Election Day to ensure it reaches your county election officials on time.
-Drop off your ballot: You may drop off your ballot at any ballot drop-box, drop-off location, early voting location, or Election Day voting location in your county on or before Election Day. Find all voting and drop off locations on your county’s website. Ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day
If you lost or damaged your ballot-by-mail, you may request a replacement ballot via mail or in-person by contacting your county recorder’s office.
VOTING ON ELECTION DAY
When you arrive to vote at the polls on Election Day you will announce your name and place of residence to the election official and present one form of identification from List #1 or two different forms of identification from List #2 or 3.
To view the list of Voter IDs click here
If you were unable to mail back your early ballot in time, you can skip the line and turn it in at any polling location within your county. The poll workers will be able to assist and show you where to drop off your early ballot.
A provisional ballot is given to anyone who is not on the polling location’s roster or if the voter was unable to provide a valid form of identification. There are a few reasons why your name was not included on the roster.
-You recently moved and did not update your voter information in time
-You voted at a polling place not assigned to you
-You requested an early ballot by mail
-Your voter registration is no longer active or you are not registered at all
If you were unable to show valid identification at the polls on Election Day you would have been provided with a conditional provisional ballot. This ballot will be valid and counted as long as you provide valid identification to your polling location before 7:00 pm on Election Day. Alternatively, you have up to five business days after a general election and three business days after any other election to provide your identification to your county elections office.
Verifying Registration: To verify your voter registration status, contact your county recorder or elections office or verify your voter registration online.
Deciding how to vote: https://votesmart.org/
Polling Place: Polling place locator
Problems with voting: Voter Complaint form or Call 602-542-8683 or 1-877-THE-VOTE
Verifying provisional ballot status: Provisional ballot status
Verifying Early Ballot Status: Early ballot Search
Guidance on Polling Place Conduct: Polling Place Conduct
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This amendment would require a 60% supermajority vote to pass ballot measures intended to approve taxes in Arizona.
The ballot initiative would require that anyone making independent expenditures of more than $50,000 on a statewide campaign or $25,000 on a local campaign to disclose the names of the money's original sources, which would be defined as the persons or businesses that earned the money being spent.
This initiative would set a limit on interest rates for debt accrued from receiving healthcare services equal to either the weekly average one-year constant maturity treasury yield or 3%, whichever is less. It would also increase the amount of value for certain propertyincluding homestead, household furnishings, motor vehicles, and bank account fundsand earnings exempt from attachment, execution, forced sale, and any other debt collection processes.
The measure would consolidate the constitution's property tax exemption provisions into a single article. As of 2022, the subsections in Article 9 of the Arizona Constitution set specific exemption amounts for widows and widowers; those with total and permanent disabilities; disabled veterans; and property used for trade, business, or agriculture. This measure would allow the legislature to determine amounts and qualifications for the above groups.
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If the incumbent governor dies, resigns, or is removed from office, the lieutenant governor would succeed to the governor's office. Currently, the secretary of state succeeds to the governor's office in these situations.
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The Arizona State Treasurer would be required to distribute revenue from the Fire District Safety Fund to individual fire districts at the end of each month.
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