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- Voter Information
- How do I register to vote?
You will need to complete a voter registration form, which can be obtained from most libraries, city, county and state offices or register online. You may also call Pinal County at 520-509-3555 to have a voter registration form mailed to you.
You must be:
- A citizen of the United States of America.
- A resident of Arizona.
- 18 years of age or older before the next statewide general election.
- An individual who has not been convicted of a felony or treason, if so, your civil rights have been restored.
- An individual who has not been adjudicated incompetent (A.R.S. § 14-5101)
- What are the voter identification requirements at the polling place?
In order to vote a ballot at the polling place, your name must be listed on the poll roster and you must provide one of the types of identification listed below:
Type One - Photographic identification.
This type of identification must be unexpired and valid. It must contain your photograph, your name and your current address. Your name and address must reasonably match the information on the poll roster.
Acceptable forms of identification include the following:
- An Arizona driver's license
- An identification card issued by the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division
- A tribal enrollment card
- Other forms of tribal identification.
- Other identification issued by the federal, state or local government.
Type Two - Non-photographic identification.
You must present two different forms of identification from the list below. Each piece of identification must contain your name and your address and this information must reasonably match the information in the poll roster.
Acceptable forms of identification include two of the following documents:
- A utility bill
- A bank or credit union statement (if dated within 90 days)
- A valid Arizona vehicle registration
- An Indian census card
- A tribal enrollment card
- Other forms of tribal identification
- A property tax statement
- An Arizona vehicle insurance card
- A Recorder's certificate
- A voter registration card
- A valid federal, state or local government issued identification card
- Any mail addressed to you that includes the "Official Election Material" logo.
Type Three - A combination of photo identification and other identification.
If you have a form of photographic identification that is listed under Type One above, but the address does not match the poll roster, you may combine that information with one of the valid forms of identification listed under Type Two. Valid military identification or a United States passport may also be combined with one of the forms of identification listed under Type Two.
Please note that the identification must be valid for all three types of identification. If the identification shows on its face that it has expired, then it is not a valid form of identification.
- What type of ballot will I receive?
Full Ballot: A voter registrant who provides documentary proof of citizenship with their voter registration application will receive a Full Ballot. A Full Ballot is a ballot that lists all candidates and ballot measures for local, county, state and federal elections.
Acceptable Documentary Proof of Citizenship pursuant to A.R.S. § 16-166(F)
- Arizona Driver's License / Arizona Non-Operating ID Number
- An Enhanced Driver's License from another state
- Copy of U.S. Birth Certificate
- Copy of pertinent pages of U.S. Passport
- Copy of Naturalization Certificate/Certificate Number
- Bureau of Indian Affairs, Tribal Treaty, or Tribal Enrollment Card Number
Federal Ballot: A voter registrant who has not provided documentary proof of citizenship will receive a Federal Ballot which consists of federal candidates and measures only.
Note: A voter registrant may provide acceptable documentary proof of citizenship by 5 pm on the Thursday before any election to be eligible to receive a Full Ballot and vote in all elections.
- How can I verify if I am registered to vote?
You may call Pinal County at 520-509-3555 to confirm if you are registered to vote. You will be asked questions to verify your personal information. This ensures that your confidential information will not be shared with someone other than yourself. You may also verify your registration online.
- Do I need to declare a party preference on my voter registration form?
You do not need to declare a Party Preference. By not indicating a party preference, your voter registration record and voter identification card will indicate “Party Not Designated” (PND) or Other (OTH).
Arizona recognizes the following political parties for representation on ballots:
- Democratic (DEM)
- Libertarian (LIB)
- Republican (REP)
The Independent (IND) political party is not a recognized political party in Arizona. It has the same party status as Party Not Designated (PND).
- Can I vote in a primary election if I am registered as an Independent (IND) or have no party preference?
Yes, Arizona is an "Open Primary" state. Independents and those voters registered with no party preference may vote for candidates of recognized parties in a Primary Election. Libertarians have their separate ballot and can only vote a Libertarian Ballot.
If you are on the Active Early Voting List (AEVL) and not a member of a recognized party, you will receive a notice from the Pinal County Recorder. 90 days prior to a Primary Election, asking which recognized party ballot you want to be mailed to you. You must respond to the notice, or you will not receive a ballot.
If you are not on the Active Early Voting List (AEVL), you will be asked which recognized party ballot you would like to receive when you vote at the poll.
You must choose a party ballot in a Primary Election.
Exception: The Presidential Preference Election (PPE) is held in either February or March in the year that the President of the United States is elected. The PPE is solely for voters registered within a specific political party to specify their preference for a candidate of their political party for the Office of President.
• Only voters registered with the participating parties can vote in the PPE.
• Participating parties will be determined closer to the election.