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Frequent Voter Questions

How do I register to vote?

How do I verify if I am registered to vote?

Do I need to declare a party preference on my voter registration form?

Can I vote in a primary election if I am registered as an Independent (IND) or have no party preference?

When will I receive my voter identification card?

How do I change my address, party affiliation, etc. on the voter registration records?

Where do I go to vote?

What are the voter identification requirements at the polling place?

What type of ballot will I receive?

I was made to vote a Provisional Ballot at the poll. What is a Provisional ballot?

Can I vote without going to the polling place on Election Day?

When will I receive my early ballot?

Can I have my ballot mailed elsewhere, other than my mailing address?

What does it mean to be on the Permanent Early Voting List?

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How do I register to vote?

You will need to complete a voter registration form, which can be obtained from most libraries, city, county and state offices or register online at https://servicearizona.com/webapp/evoter. You may also call Pinal County at 520-509-3555 to have a voter registration form mailed to you.

You must be:
  • A citizen of the United States of America
  • A resident of Arizona
  • 18 years of age or older before the next statewide general election
  • An individual who has not been convicted of a felony or treason. If so, your civil rights have been restored.
  • An individual who has not been adjudicated an incapacitated person (A.R.S. § 14-5101).
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How do I verify if I am registered to vote?

You may call Pinal County at 520-509-3555 to confirm if you are registered to vote. You will be asked questions to verify your personal information. This ensures that your confidential information will not be shared with someone other than yourself. You may also verify your registration online at http://voter.azsos.gov/VoterView.

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Do I need to declare a party preference on my voter registration form?

You do not need to declare a Party Preference. By not indicating a party preference, your voter registration record and voter identification card will indicate “Party Not Designated” (PND).

Arizona recognizes the following political parties for representation on ballots:
  • Democratic (DEM)
  • Green (GRN)
  • Libertarian (LIB)
  • Republican (REP)
The Independent (IND) political party is not a recognized political party in Arizona. It has the same party status as Party Not Designated (PND).

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Can I vote in a primary election if I am registered as an Independent (IND) or have no party preference?

Yes, Arizona is an “Open Primary” state. Independents and those voters registered with no party preference may vote for candidates of recognized parties in a Primary Election.

If you are on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL), within 90 days of a Primary Election you will receive a notice from the Pinal County Recorder asking which recognized party ballot you want mailed to you. You must respond to the notice or you will not receive a ballot.

If you are not on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL), you will be asked which recognized party ballot you would like to receive when you vote at the poll.

YOU MUST CHOOSE A PARTY BALLOT IN A PRIMARY ELECTION.

EXCEPTION: Presidential Preference Election (PPE). The PPE is held in either February or March in the year that the President of the United States is elected. The PPE is solely for voters registered within a specific political party to specify their preference for a candidate of their political party for the Office of President. Voters registered as Independent or with no party preference CANNOT vote in the PPE.

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When will I receive my voter identification card?

You should receive your voter identification card within 2 to 3 weeks after the Voter Registration Office receives your voter registration form. If you have not received a card within that time frame or would like to request a new card, call Pinal County at 520-509-3555 to request a voter registration card.

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How do I change my address, party affiliation, etc. on the voter registration records?

You will need to complete a new voter registration form, which can be obtained from most libraries, city, county and state offices or register online at https://servicearizona.com/webapp/evoter. You may also call Pinal County at 520-509-3555 to have a voter registration application mailed to you.

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Where do I go to vote?

Your precinct is listed on your voter identification card. Polling place locations can be found online on the Pinal County Elections Department website: http://www.pinalcountyaz.gov/Elections or call Pinal County at 520-509-3555 for the location of your polling place.

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What are the voter identification requirements at the polling place?

In order to vote a ballot at the polling place, your name must be listed on the poll roster and you must provide one of the types of identification listed below.

Type One - Photographic identification.

This type of identification must be unexpired and valid. It must contain your photograph, your name and your current address. Your name and address must reasonably match the information on the poll roster.

Acceptable forms of identification include any one of the following:
  • An Arizona driver’s license
  • An identification card issued by the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division
  • A tribal enrollment card
  • Other forms of tribal identification.
  • Other identification issued by the federal, state or local government.
Type Two - Non-photographic identification.

You must present two different forms of identification from the list below. Each piece of identification must contain your name and your address and this information must reasonably match the information in the poll roster.

Acceptable forms of identification include two of the following documents:
  • A utility bill
  • A bank or credit union statement (if dated within 90 days)
  • A valid Arizona vehicle registration
  • An Indian census card
  • A tribal enrollment card
  • Other forms of tribal identification
  • A property tax statement
  • An Arizona vehicle insurance card
  • A Recorder’s certificate
  • A voter registration card
  • A valid federal, state or local government issued identification card
  • Any mail addressed to you that includes the "Official Election Material” logo.
Type Three - A combination of photo identification and other identification.

If you have a form of photographic identification that is listed under Type One above, but the address does not match the poll roster, you may combine that information with one of the valid forms of identification listed under Type Two. Valid military identification or a United States passport may also be combined with one of the forms of identification listed under Type Two.

Please note that the identification must be valid for all three types of identification. If the identification shows on its face that it has expired, then it is NOT a valid form of identification.

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What type of ballot will I receive?

Full Ballot: A voter registrant who provides documentary proof of citizenship with their voter registration application will receive a Full Ballot. A Full Ballot is a ballot that lists all candidates and ballot measures for local, county, state and federal elections.

Acceptable Documentary Proof of Citizenship pursuant to A.R.S. § 16-166(F)
  • Arizona Driver’s License/Arizona Non-Operating ID #
  • An Enhanced Driver’s License from another state
  • Copy of U.S. Birth Certificate
  • Copy of pertinent pages of U.S. Passport
  • Copy of Naturalization Certificate/Certificate Number
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs, Tribal Treaty, or Tribal Enrollment Card Number
Federal Ballot: A voter registrant who has not provided documentary proof of citizenship will receive a Federal Ballot which consists of federal candidates and measures only.

Note: A voter registrant may provide acceptable documentary proof of citizenship by 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before any election to be eligible to receive a Full Ballot and vote in all elections.

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I was made to vote a Provisional Ballot at the poll. What is a Provisional ballot?

A Provisional Ballot is completed by a voter when any one of the following issues apply:
  • Insufficient or no identification presented at the polling place.
  • The voter’s name was not found in the poll roster.
  • The poll roster indicates that the voter requested a ballot by mail.
  • The voter has changed their name without updating their voter registration.
If the provisional ballot was issued due to insufficient identification, the voter has 3 days to present valid identification to any one of our Recorder’s Offices after the election. Our Recorder’s Offices are located in Apache Junction, Casa Grande and Florence.

Based on the information provided, the Recorder’s Office determines if a provisional ballot can be counted.

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Can I vote without going to the polling place on Election Day?

Yes, if you are registered to vote in Pinal County within 29 days prior to an election, you can request an early ballot to be mailed to you. The early ballot MUST be received in the Recorder’s Office prior to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day for it to be counted. You may drop off your early ballot to any one of the Pinal County Recorder’s Offices located in Apache Junction, Casa Grande and Florence. You may also drop off your early ballot at any polling place on Election Day.

Early ballots can be requested by:
  • Mail – You must include your name, date of birth, residence address and where you want the ballot mailed to (if different than residence address). Requests are to be mailed to Pinal County Recorder, PO Box 460, Coolidge, AZ 85128.
  • Phone – Call Pinal County at 520-509-3555 to request a ballot to be mailed to you. You must include your name, date of birth, residence address and where you want the ballot mailed to (if different than residence address).
  • Website – Online application for early ballot request at http://www.pinalcountyaz.gov/Recorder/Pages/EarlyVoteRegister. The link is available 90 days prior to each election.
  • In person – You can vote in office (beginning 27 days prior to Election Day and through the Friday before the election) at any of our three Recorder’s Offices located in Apache Junction, Casa Grande and Florence.
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When will I receive my early ballot?

Early Ballots are mailed 27 days before the election to those voters on the Permanent Early Ballot List (PEVL) and to those that requested an Early Ballot by mail, phone, website or in person prior to the 27 days. Early ballots requested after the 27 days prior to election are mailed to the voter within 48 hours after receipt of the request.

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Can I have my ballot mailed elsewhere, other than my mailing address?

Yes, call Pinal County at 520-509-3555 as soon as possible to notify the Voter Registration Office that you need your early ballot mailed to your temporary address.

NOTE: Early Ballots mailed are not forwarded to temporary or new addresses.

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What does it mean to be on the Permanent Early Voting List?

A voter may complete a request to be placed on the Permanent Early Voting List which allows a voter to automatically receive an early ballot in the mail for any election in which they are eligible to vote. There is no need to contact the Recorder’s Office to request an early ballot. The mailing address must be within the state of Arizona.