How To Register to Vote

It’s great that you want to register to vote in Arizona!  The process is pretty simple, but there are a few steps.

The first thing to know is that there is no same day registration in Arizona.  You must register at least 29 days before the election you want to vote in.

Now, let’s make sure you are eligible.  To register to vote you must meet these qualifications:

  • A citizen of the United States of America
  • A resident of Arizona for at least 29 days
  • At least 18 years of age by the next general election
  • No felony conviction, unless civil rights are restored
  • Not adjudicated incompetent (A.R.S. § 14-5101)

Finally, decide how you want to register: online, by mail or in person.

You can register to vote online if you have a valid Arizona driver license or State ID issued after 1996.  You will need to enter your license or State ID number to use the system 

If you don’t have a qualifying driver license or State ID, or you just don’t like computers, you can register by mail or in person. Let’s go through all the options…

Register Online

We are going to send you to the website managed by the Department of Motor Vehicles.  Here is what you can expect…

You will be asked a series of questions about yourself. You will be asked to: 

  • Verify your eligibility to register to vote.
  • Enter personal information such as name, driver license number, date of birth, and last four digits of your social security number. 
  • Update your address for both voter registration and MVD records, They must match.  If you moved and haven’t updated your driver license address you can change it here.
  • Complete the voter registration application questions
  • Complete an optional survey.

When you’ve completed the application, you click on SUBMIT and your application is automatically sent to your County Recorder for processing.

This link will take you to ServiceArizona…

Register By Mail Or In Person

There are several ways to register by mail or in person.  They all require you to fill out the one-page Voter Registration Form. 

You can download the form here…

Arizona requires anyone registering to vote in the state for the first time to provide proof of citizenship.  The easiest way to do this is with your Arizona Driver License or State ID.  You simply fill in Box 9 on the form with your driver license or State ID number. 

If you don’t have a license or State ID, there are several ways you can provide proof of citizenship.

You can submit a legible copy of one of these documents with the form:

  • Birth certificate (If the name on the certificate is not the same as your current legal name, submit a supporting document like a marriage certificate)
  • U.S. passport 
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Tribal Certificate of Indian Blood or Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Affidavit of Birth

Or provide this information on the form:

  • If you are Native American, you can provide your Bureau of Indian Affairs card number, tribal enrollment number or tribal treaty card number.  (Box 10 on the form)
  • If you are a naturalized citizen, you can provide the alien registration number from your certificate of naturalization.   (Box 11 on the form)

Once you have your proof of citizenship ready, you can register by mail or in person.  Here’s how…

Register By Mail

Fill out the one-page Voter Registration Form.  If you are using a document to prove citizenship, attach a copy to the form.  Do not attach an original!  Then send it to your County Recorder.  For Pima County residents the address is:

Pima County Recorder

P.O. Box 3145

Tucson, AZ 857502-3145

Register in Person

You can obtain a form and complete the process at the County Recorder’s Office. You will need to bring a copy of your proof of citizenship document with you.

Main Downtown Office
240 N Stone Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
(Do no mail to this address)
M – F 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Use the Voter Registration Window

Voter Registration Drives

As election season heats up there will be registration events held in public places.  They are generally sponsored by organizations and will have people available to help you fill out a Voter Registration Form.  Some events are sponsored by non-partisan organizations like the League of Women Voters.  Others are sponsored by political parties.  No matter who sponsors the event, they are not permitted to pressure you to join a party.