Frequently Asked Questions

Who can register?

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A resident of Arizona
  • A convicted felon whose rights have been restored
  • A person who is 18 years or older before the next general election

When is one registered?
When registration form is completed and mailed to the elections department on or before 29 days before an election. Retain the copy of the registration form receipt.

How does one register?

  • By completing a voter registration form and answering all of the questions
  • By signing and dating the registration form
  • By placing a stamp on the self-mailing registration form
  • By completing the registration form at a County Elections office

Why does one have to re-register?

  • Because the voter has moved from one residence to another
  • Because of a name change
  • Because the voter wishes to change political parties

Where can one get a registration form?

  • From any Elections office in Maricopa County
  • City or Town Clerk’s office
  • Libraries throughout Maricopa County
  • Some banks
  • Some grocery stores
  • United States Post Offices

How does one know where to vote?
The polling place is always on the address label of the sample ballot which is mailed 11 days before an election.

What hours are the polls open?
On election day all polls open at 6:00 am and close at 7:00 pm.

I’m a registered independent. Can I vote in the primary election?
Yes! Arizona is now an open primary state. Independents may vote for candidates of recognized parties in the primary election.

I lost my voter I.D. card. How can I get a new one?
By visiting a county elections office, or by calling a county elections office at (602) 506-1511. A new I.D. card will be mailed to you in two to four weeks.

My voter registration says my party is PND. What is that?
PND means "party not designated". That means when you registered to vote, you didn’t list a party choice, so it was marked as PND.