Arizona residents hoping to get registered to vote in time for the 2016 election don’t have much longer to wait.
In the state, there are three voter registration deadlines you need to be aware of. First, your deadline to register to vote by mail is Saturday, October 8th. Your deadline to register to vote in person is Monday, October 10th. And your deadline to register to vote online is also Monday, October 10th. Arizona does not have same-day registration, so if you are not registered by the 10th of October, you will not be able to vote next month.
Those are your three options for registering: you can do it online, through the mail, or in person. Whatever method you choose is completely up to you, but regardless of how you do so, you’ll receive a voter registration card in the mail within 4 to 6 weeks of successfully registering.
Here’s what you need to do to register to vote in Arizona.
How to Register to Vote Online
Probably the easiest method to get registered is to do so online. If you want to take this route, simply follow these steps:
- Visit the Service Arizona voter registration web page.
- Select language, and then choose “Begin/Update Voter Registration.”
- You’ll be taken to a voter eligibility page. Check the boxes to say you are a resident, have not been convicted of a felony, and you have not been adjudicated incompetent. Also, check “yes” that you are a U.S. citizen, and “yes” that you will be at least 18 by the election.
- Hit continue.
- Enter the personal information required, i.e. your first, middle, and last name as it appears on your driver’s license. Then, enter your date of birth, the last four digits of your Social Security number, and your driver’s license or identification number.
- Hit continue.
- Enter the information required about your home address.
- Hit continue.
- Finally, select your party preference. (Arizona uses an open primary system, so if you don’t select either of the two major parties, you will still be able to vote in the Republican or Democratic primaries.)
Once again, the date to complete your online registration is Monday, October 10th.
How to Register to Vote By Mail
If you don’t want to use the online system, you can also register to vote by mail, although the deadline is a bit sooner: Saturday, October 8th.
To do so, you’ll need to print out a voter registration form, which you can view at this link. Fill out information required including your first, middle and last name as it appears on your driver’s license, the last four digits of your social security number, and your driver’s license number. You can also check off a party preference. (Arizona uses an open primary system, so if you don’t select either of the two major parties, you will still be able to vote in the Republican or Democratic primaries.)
Once you’ve completed filling out the form, mail it to your County Recorder. Find the contact information of your local recorder from the following list:
LeNora Y. Fulton
Apache County Recorder
Physical: 75 West Cleveland
Mailing: PO Box 425
St. Johns, Arizona 85936
Cochise County Recorder
1415 Melody Lane, Bldg. B
Bisbee, Arizona 85603
PHONE 520-432-8354 or 1-888-457-4513
Coconino County Recorder
110 East Cherry Avenue
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
PHONE 928-679-7860 or 1-800-793-6181
Sadie Jo Bingham
Gila County Recorder
1400 East Ash Street
Globe, Arizona 85501
Graham County Recorder
Physical: 921 Thatcher Boulevard (zip: 85546)
Mailing: PO Box 747
Safford, Arizona 85548
Greenlee County Recorder
Physical: 253 5th Street
Mailing: PO Box 1625
Clifton, Arizona 85533
La Paz County
La Paz County Recorder
1112 Joshua Avenue, Suite 201
Parker, Arizona 85344
PHONE 928-669-6136 or 888-526-8685
Maricopa County Recorder
111 South 3rd Avenue, #103
Phoenix, Arizona 85003
Mohave County Recorder (Interim)
Physical: 700 West Beale Street (zip: 86401)
Mailing: PO Box 7000
Kingman, Arizona 86402
PHONE 928-753-0767 or 888-607-0733
Navajo County Recorder
Physical: 100 East Code Talkers Drive/South Hwy 77
Mailing: PO Box 668
Holbrook, Arizona 86025
F. Ann Rodriguez
Pima County Recorder
Physical: 240 N Stone Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85701
Mailing: PO Box 3145, Tucson, Arizona 85702
Pinal County Recorder
31 North Pinal Street, Bldg. E
Florence, Arizona 85132
Santa Cruz County
Suzanne “Suzie” Sainz
Santa Cruz County Recorder
2150 North Congress Drive
Nogales, Arizona 85621
Leslie M. Hoffman
Yavapai County Recorder
1015 Fair Street, Room # 228
Prescott, Arizona 86305
Robyn S. Pouquette
Yuma County Recorder
410 South Maiden Lane, #B
Yuma, Arizona 85364
How to Register to Vote in Person
Finally, if you’d like to register to vote in person, you can simply visit your County Recorder’s office, where you’ll be asked to fill out the same registration form that’s available online. Consult the list of locations above to see where you’d need to go. The deadline to register in person is Monday, October 10th.