How to Register to Vote in Arizona

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Those in Arizona must be registered to vote by Monday, October 10th. (Getty)

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

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Donald Trump appeals to Arizona voters during a rally in Prescott Valley. (Getty)

Probably the easiest method to get registered is to do so online. If you want to take this route, simply follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Service Arizona voter registration web page.
  2. Select language, and then choose “Begin/Update Voter Registration.”
  3. 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.
  4. Hit continue.
  5. 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.
  6. Hit continue.
  7. Enter the information required about your home address.
  8. Hit continue.
  9. 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

Hillary Clinton appeals to Arizona voters during a rally in Phoenix. (Getty)

Hillary Clinton appeals to Arizona voters during a rally in Phoenix. (Getty)

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:

Apache County

LeNora Y. Fulton
Apache County Recorder
Physical: 75 West Cleveland
Mailing: PO Box 425
St. Johns, Arizona 85936
PHONE 928-337-7515
FAX 928-337-7676
TDD 800-361-4402

Cochise County

Christine Rhodes
Cochise County Recorder
1415 Melody Lane, Bldg. B
Bisbee, Arizona 85603
PHONE 520-432-8354 or 1-888-457-4513
FAX 520-432-8368
TDD 520-432-8360

Coconino County

Patty Hansen
Coconino County Recorder
110 East Cherry Avenue
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
PHONE 928-679-7860 or 1-800-793-6181
FAX 928-679-7851
TDD 928-679-7131

Gila County

Sadie Jo Bingham
Gila County Recorder
1400 East Ash Street
Globe, Arizona 85501
PHONE 928-402-8731
FAX 928-425-9270
TDD 7-1-1

Graham County

Wendy John
Graham County Recorder
Physical: 921 Thatcher Boulevard (zip: 85546)
Mailing: PO Box 747
Safford, Arizona 85548
PHONE 928-428-3560
FAX 928-428-8829
TDD 928-428-3562

Greenlee County

Berta Manuz
Greenlee County Recorder
Physical: 253 5th Street
Mailing: PO Box 1625
Clifton, Arizona 85533
PHONE 928-865-2632
FAX 928-865-4417
TDD 928-865-2632

La Paz County

Shelly Baker
La Paz County Recorder
1112 Joshua Avenue, Suite 201
Parker, Arizona 85344
PHONE 928-669-6136 or 888-526-8685
FAX 928-669-5638
TDD 928-669-8400

Maricopa County

Helen Purcell
Maricopa County Recorder
111 South 3rd Avenue, #103
Phoenix, Arizona 85003
PHONE 602-506-1511
FAX 602-506-5112
TDD 602-506-2348

Mohave County

Robert Ballard
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
FAX 928-718-4917
TDD 928-753-0769

Navajo County

Laura Sanchez
Navajo County Recorder
Physical: 100 East Code Talkers Drive/South Hwy 77
Mailing: PO Box 668
Holbrook, Arizona 86025
PHONE 928-524-4191
FAX 928-524-4308
TDD 928-524-4294

Pima County

F. Ann Rodriguez
Pima County Recorder
Physical: 240 N Stone Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85701
Mailing: PO Box 3145, Tucson, Arizona 85702
PHONE 520-724-4330
FAX 520-623-1785
TDD 520-724-4320

Pinal County

Virginia Ross
Pinal County Recorder
31 North Pinal Street, Bldg. E
Florence, Arizona 85132
PHONE 520-866-6830
FAX 520-866-6831
TDD 520-866-6851

Santa Cruz County

Suzanne “Suzie” Sainz
Santa Cruz County Recorder
2150 North Congress Drive
Nogales, Arizona 85621
PHONE 520-375-7990
FAX 520-375-7996
TDD 520-375-7934

Yavapai County

Leslie M. Hoffman
Yavapai County Recorder
1015 Fair Street, Room # 228
Prescott, Arizona 86305
PHONE 928-771-3248
FAX 928-771-3446
TDD 928-771-3530

Yuma County

Robyn S. Pouquette
Yuma County Recorder
410 South Maiden Lane, #B
Yuma, Arizona 85364
PHONE 928-373-6034
FAX 928-373-6024
TDD 928-373-6033

How to Register to Vote in Person

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A bucket of “I Voted” stickers inside the Early Vote Center in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 5, 2016. (Getty)

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.