Arizona

Registered voters in Arizona need to confirm their identity when they vote in person. There are several forms of identification you can use.

Most voters do not need a copy of their ID to vote by mail in Arizona.

These voter ID rules are in addition to the requirements for proving your identity and residency when you register to vote. Learn more

Is out-of-state ID accepted?

Yes!
You can use an ID issued by another state but you must also provide another ID with an address that reasonably matches your voter registration

Is student ID accepted?

No!
You cannot use a student ID

Is an expired ID accepted?

No!
You can only use ID that is unexpired or doesn’t show an expiration date

Arizona ID Requirements for Voting In Person

ACCEPTABLE ID

Photo ID: 

  • Arizona driver’s license 
  • Arizona state ID 
  • Tribal ID
  • ID issued by United States federal, state, or local government
OR

Two forms of identification without a photo: 

  • Utility bill
  • Recent bank or credit union statement
  • Arizona vehicle registration or insurance card
  • Tribal ID 
  • Property tax statement
  • Recorder’s certificate
  • Voter registration card
  • United States federal, state, or local ID
  • Any item of mail labeled “official election material”

ALL OF THE ABOVE MUST:

  • Be unexpired or show no expiration date 
  • Show name and address that reasonably match voter registration 
  • If your photo ID shows a different address or lacks an address (example: military ID or passport) – you need to present an item from the non-photo list to show your correct address

Frequently Asked Questions

Registered Arizona voters must show acceptable ID at the polls to vote.

If you are a registered voter but do not present a valid ID at the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. You must then take additional steps for your ballot to be counted.

In order for your ballot to be counted:

  • You must provide an acceptable ID at the polling place before 7:00 PM on Election Day.

OR 

  • You must provide an acceptable ID at the county board of elections or county clerk’s office within five business days after a federal election or three days after any other election. Find your local office.

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If you identify yourself as a member of a federally-recognized Native American tribe and present one item of tribal identification (that doesn’t meet requirements for acceptable ID) – you must be issued a provisional ballot and do not need to return to confirm your identity.

Acceptable forms of tribal identification include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • A tribal identification card issued under the authority of the Bureau of Indian Affairs or a federally-recognized Native American tribe
  • A tribal enrollment card issued under the authority of the Bureau of Indian Affairs or a federally-recognized Native American tribe
  • A Certificate of Indian Blood issued under the authority of the Bureau of Indian Affairs or a federally-recognized Native American tribe
  • A voter identification card issued under the authority of a federally-recognized Native American tribe
  • A home site assignment lease, permit or allotment issued under the authority of the Bureau of Indian Affairs or a federally-recognized Native American tribe
  • A grazing permit or allotment issued under the authority of the Bureau of Indian Affairs or a federally-recognized Native American tribe.

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You do not need a Travel ID to vote in Arizona.

A Travel ID is a state-issued ID that meets REAL ID requirements under federal law.

Your driver’s license or state ID card will show a star if it is a Travel ID.

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Find up-to-date information about Driver Services in Arizona.

MVD offices are open by appointment only. Check the latest locations and hours.

There are authorized third parties who can issue driver’s licenses and state IDs in Arizona. These providers may charge a fee in addition to the appropriate state fees. Click here for more information.

 

Arizona ID Requirements for Voting By Mail

Any qualified voter can apply to receive an early or mail-in ballot. You do not need a copy of your ID to vote by mail in Arizona.

If it is your first time voting in a federal election in Arizona, check the federal ID requirements for first-time voters. A federal election is when you vote for the President, your Congressional Representative or your Senators.

Additionally: You must provide documentary proof of citizenship to complete your voter registration. See the “Voter Registration Requirements” section for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any qualified voter in Arizona can apply to receive an early or by-mail ballot. You may also register as a “Permanent Early Voter” to automatically receive a ballot by mail for every election in which you are eligible to vote. No excuse is required.

  • Qualified voter includes: Individual is a US Citizen, 18 years or older, and a resident of Arizona
  • Disqualifications:
    • Individual has been convicted of a felony and does not have their civil rights restored
    • Individual deemed incompetent by the court

You do not need a copy of your ID to vote by mail in Arizona.

BUT: If it is your first time voting in a federal election in Arizona, please see the federal ID requirements for first-time voters. A federal election is when you vote for the President, your Congressional Representative or your Senators.

No, but the signature on your mail-in ballot must match your signature on your voter registration record.

If your signature is missing, the election official in charge of elections must make reasonable efforts to contact you and allow you to add your signature not later than 7:00pm on election day.

If the signatures on your ballot envelope and affidavit are found not to match your signature on your voter registration record, the election official must make reasonable efforts to contact you to allow you to correct or the county to confirm your inconsistent signature. Your signature may be corrected no later than the fifth business day after a primary, general, or special election that includes a federal office or the third business day after any other election.

Voter Registration Requirements

When you register to vote in Arizona:

If you do not provide documentary proof of citizenship (DPOC) at the time of registration, the state will attempt to secure such proof from various state databases.

If the state is successful, you will become registered as a full-ballot voter with no further action required on your part.

If the state cannot secure your DPOC, you will be designated as a “federal only” voter (only your vote in federal elections will be counted) and you will be sent a letter within 10 days. The letter will specify the absence of DPOC as the reason for your status and give you a chance to update your record.

Update your record by delivering DPOC by mail or in-person to the County Recorder’s office by 5:00 pm on the Thursday before Election Day. It’s recommended that you use the form which accompanies the letter to submit your DPOC to ensure that your DPOC will be correctly matched with your voter registration.

If you have an Arizona driver license or state identification card issued after October 1, 1996, you may list the number on box 9 of the voter registration form.

If you do not have one, you can provide one of the following documents to establish proof of citizenship:

  • Your out-of-state driver license or identification card if it was issued by the state’s driver license-issuing agency and indicates on the face of the license or card that you provided proof of United States citizenship in that state
  • A legible copy of your birth certificate from any United States state or territory (or “Certification of Report of Birth” or “Consular Report of Birth Abroad”), so long as you supply supporting legal documentation (e.g., marriage certificate) if the name on your birth certificate or document is not your current legal name
  • A legible photocopy of the pertinent pages of your passport
  • Naturalization documents (or you can fill in your Alien Registration Number in box 11 on the voter registration form)
  • Your Indian Census Number, Bureau of Indian Affairs Card Number, Tribal Treaty Card Number, or fill in your Tribal Enrollment Number in box 10 on the voter registration form
  • A legible photocopy of your Tribal Certificate of Indian Blood or Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Affidavit of Birth

Get in touch with VoteRiders if you have questions or need free help securing the documents you need.