Voter ID in Arizona

What is your plan for voting?

Voter ID rules are different based on whether you vote by absentee ballot or in person.



Voting by Absentee Ballot

Any registered Arizonan can choose to vote by mail. You don’t have to give a reason for not voting in person.

Requesting Your Ballot

You can sign up for the Active Early Voting List to get a ballot in the mail for every election you can vote in. You can sign up for this list when you register to vote, request to join it online, or send a written request by mail.

If you don’t sign for the Active Early Voting List, you can request to vote by mail in specific elections. You can request your ballot online, send a written request by mail, fax, or email, or you can call you county recorder’s office.

You don’t have to include ID with your request, but you will need to give your place of birth, driver’s license number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number.


Returning Your Ballot

You must sign the envelope when you complete your ballot. This signature will be checked against voter registration records.

You don’t have to send any ID with your ballot.

Election officials will inform you if the signature on your ballot envelope is missing or doesn’t match their records. You’ll have an opportunity to confirm your signature.

Arizona only allows military and overseas voters to return their ballots online.



Voting in Person

You must show ID to vote in Arizona. There are different types of identification you can use.

Your ID should have your name and an address that’s similar to what you used for voter registration. It doesn’t have to have an expiration date. If your ID does have one, it can’t be expired.

You can use one photo ID: 

  • Arizona driver’s license or ID card
  • Tribal ID 
  • US passport or passport card
  • Military ID 
  • ID issued by US, Arizona or local government 
  • ID issued by public educational institution

You can show one photo ID + one non-photo ID:

  • An acceptable photo ID with an address that does not match your voter registration + an acceptable non-photo ID with an address that does match. 
  • US passport + acceptable non-photo ID 
  • US Military ID + acceptable non-photo ID 

You can show two non-photo IDs: 

  • Utility bill 
  • Recent statement from bank or credit union
  • Tribal ID 
  • Property tax statement 
  • Recorder’s certificate 
  • Voter registration card
  • Arizona vehicle registration or insurance card 
  • ID issued by US, Arizona, or local government 
  • Any mail labeled “official election material”



Page Updated: August 2023