Election 101

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Here are some important links to help you register to vote, sign up for the early voting list, and discover who represents you in the Legislature:

Vote Early:

Voting early is a great way to vote. Here’s why:

  • It is convenient because you receive the ballot in the mail and can vote in the comfort of your own home.
  • You can take your time and do your research around the issues and the candidates before you vote.
  • You can mail in your ballot instead of having to go to the polls.

Here Is Where You Can Sign Up (Register to Vote)

If you are registering to vote, be sure to indicate you want to be on the early voting list. Register to vote here: http://www.azsos.gov/elections/voting-election/register-vote-or-update-your-current-voter-information

If you are already registered, you can choose to get onto the early voting list by completing a new voter registration form and checking the box marked “YES, I want to automatically receive an early ballot for each election for which I am eligible.”

Find more information about voting, including election dates, here: http://www.azsos.gov/election/

Know Your District

It is important to know your district! Find out what district you live in here: http://azredistricting.org/districtlocator/

Do you know who represents you? Find out: http://www.azleg.gov/alisStaticPages/HowToContactMember.asp

Voting on Election Day

If you decide early voting isn’t for you — or you missed the deadline to be put on the early voting list — be sure to show up at your correct polling place on Election Day. You can find your polling place here: https://voter.azsos.gov/VoterView/PollingPlaceSearch.do

Remember to bring ID. Your Arizona driver’s license is a reliable form of ID, but if you don’t have one, you can find information on other acceptable forms of ID here: https://www.azsos.gov/elections/voting-election

Using a Provisional Ballot — If You Must

Taking the above steps should ensure that you don’t have to vote on a provisional ballot. Provisional ballots should be avoided if possible, since they require more scrutiny before being counted. If you’re sure of your eligibility to vote but aren’t on the voter rolls when you show up on Election Day, you should request a provisional ballot instead of turning away without voting. A provisional ballot is definitely better than no ballot, and it will include detailed steps on how to use it. Follow the steps carefully, since provisional ballots are the most likely to be rejected during a ballot count.

Reporting Voter Intimidation

If you witness or experience threats or harassment when trying to vote — including aggressive questioning about citizenship or other qualifications for voting — or if you believe that an organization is providing misleading or incorrect information about polling places, election dates, or other information voters need to cast their ballots successfully, you can report the issue to one of these hotlines:

  • Arizona Advocacy Network
    866-MYVOTE1 (866-698-6831)
  • U.S. Justice Department Voting Rights Hotline
    800-253-3931 | TTY: 877-267-8971
  • Election Protection (Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law)
    866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
  • National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Education Fund
    Assistance available in English and Spanish.
    888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682)
  • APIAVote (Asian Americans Advancing Justice)
    Assistance available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindu, and Bengali.
    888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683)
  • #YallaVote Hotline (Arab American Institute)
    Assistance available in English and Arabic.
    844-418-1682