Arizona ID requirements for voting by mail

COVID-19 Advisory: The AZ Secretary of State has said that counties are planning to mail permanent absentee voting applications to all voters who have not already signed up. The SOS's office will mail to voters in counties that do not do so. Voters who sign up will receive absentee ballots for all elections in which they are eligible to vote.

Who is eligible to vote by mail?

Any qualified voter in Arizona can apply to receive an early or by-mail ballot, including registering as a "Permanent Early Voter."  No excuse is required.

  • Qualified includes: Individual is a U.S. Citizen who is 18 years or older and a resident of Arizona
  • Disqualifications: A convicted felon who does not have his/her civil rights restored; an individual deemed incompetent by the court

Voter Registration

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

Do you need to submit ID with your ballot request?

No. Unless you are a first-time voter - see Voter Registration section above.

Do you need to submit ID with your ballot?

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

Last update: April 15, 2020

Hannah Piercey

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