Early &
Mail-in Voting
in Arizona

Warning: Mail-in voting is a convenient and safe way to vote, but your ballot might not count if it's submitted late or with errors. So follow the directions below on how to vote early or absentee and make your vote count in Arizona.

Note - this information below may change for your state due to ongoing litigation and legislation. This page will be updated within 24 hours of any change.

Vote Before Election Day

Vote Early In Person
10/07/2020
Early Voting Begins
10/30/2020
Early Voting Ends
Vote By Mail Deadlines
10/23/2020
Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
11/03/2020
Deadline to Return Ballot (Received By)
In-Person Early Voting

You can vote early in your state before Election Day. Early voting begins on 10/07/2020 and ends on 10/30/2020

You can return your mail-in ballot to your early voting site.

Early voting locations are determined by your county elections office. Click here for your local election office's website and contact information.

How Vote By Mail Works in Arizona

Voting by mail is a two step process in Arizona. Step 1: Request your ballot NOW. The deadline for your application to be received is Oct. 23rd at 5 p.m. Step 2: Complete and return your ballot ASAP.

  • Return in person to your county election office, county designated dropbox, early voting site, or polling place by 7 p.m. on Nov. 3rd.
  • Return by mail to your county election office so that it is received by Nov. 3rd. We recommend mailing your ballot at least two weeks before as the post office is not always reliable.  The best intentions or postmark will not matter if your ballot is received after Nov. 3rd - your ballot will not count.

Request Your Ballot See Your Ballot Look Up Ballot Drop Off Locations
You may vote by mail for any reason

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Remember to Sign Your Return Ballot

After completing your ballot, put it into the return envelope provided by the state. Sign the early ballot affidavit on the return envelope. Be sure that your signature matches your signature on file with the state! If you registered online or at the DMV, check the signature on your license. If the signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed and will not count.

Use The Right Form of ID

Arizona voters must show valid photo ID when voting in person. Info here on what qualifies. You do not need to submit a copy of your photo ID when voting by mail.

How You Can Return Your Mail-in Ballot

By Mail

Your postage is prepaid.

In Person
  • Local elections office
  • Drop box
  • Early voting locations
  • Polling place
Look Up Ballot Drop Off Locations
Make Sure Your Mail-in Vote Counts

Click here to track your ballot. Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted.
Your state has a cure period, which means you can “cure” a challenge to the signature on your ballot if it was done incorrectly. You will be contacted if there is a challenge to your signature and given an opportunity to remedy through Election Day. You may get a call from a number you do not recognize with a notification that you need to cure your ballot. Be sure to pick up so that you don't miss that chance to have your vote counted.

Haven't used your ballot?

If you decide to vote in person rather than use your mail-in ballot, go to your polling place and cast your vote.

Election Protection Hotline

The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition was formed to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to participate in the political process. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection works year-round to advance and defend the right to vote.

Call 866-OUR-VOTE if you need assistance.

More about voting in Arizona

Find your polling place, ID laws, and more about voting for the first time below.

Voting Info for Arizona First Time Voter Info