Your Rights As a Voter

You have the right to vote if you are eligible to vote and are a registered voter.

You are eligible to vote if you:

  • Are a U.S. Citizen, a legal resident of your county

  • Will be 18 years old by November 8, 2022

  • Have not been convicted of a felony or have had your civil rights restored, and

  • Have not been adjudicated incapacitated by a court of law.

Register before July 5, 2022 for the Primary Election and October 11, 2022 for the General Election.

You can check your voter registration status here or at your local county elections office.

You have the right to vote by mail, in person during the early voting period, or on Election Day.

To Vote By Mail

Have your ballot delivered to you!

To request your mail-in ballot click here.

Drop your ballot in any mailbox by November 1, 2022, or in a drop box during Early Voting or on Election Day if your county has them.

To Vote Early

Vote at the ballot box on your schedule!

To find your early voting location(s) or drop box(es), click here.

Proper identification is required to vote in person. Click here for more information.

To Vote On Election Day

Take part in the tradition!

To find your polling place or vote center, click here.

Proper identification is required to vote in person. Click here for more information.

You have the right to change your mind about voting by mail.

If you have a mail ballot and decide to vote in person, you can bring the ballot you received in the mail to the polls and use a regular ballot.

You have the right to be directed to your polling location.

If you try to vote at the wrong polling location, the poll workers must direct you to the right polling location. If you cannot get to your correct polling location and you are in the county in which you are registered, you can request and fill out a provisional ballot.

You have the right to assistance if needed.

If you need help, ask a poll worker. All polling places and vote centers must be accessible and provide tools to make voting accessible for voters with disabilities.

In addition to the accessible voting devices, each polling location will have magnifying instruments, large print versions of the publicity pamphlets and trained poll workers who are ready to assist you. You can view the accessible voting device that will be used in your county here.

You have a right to bring someone with you to the polls to help you vote on election day (except the person cannot be your employer, a candidate for office, or your union representative).

For more information call the Arizona Disability Hotline: (602) 274-6287

You have the right to vote if you are in line when the polls close.

If you are in line when the polls close at 7 p.m., you must be allowed to vote. If you are told that you cannot vote, make note of the time, stay in line, and call 866-OUR-VOTE.

If you are denied a regular ballot, you have the right to a provisional ballot.

If you are in the county where you are registered to vote you have the right to fill out a provisional ballot. You may have to provide additional information after election day. Contact your county elections office for instructions on how and when to provide the additional information to ensure your ballot is counted.

You have the right to be free from harassment, intimidation, and threats before, during, and after the election.

If you experience any harassing, intimidating, or threatening conduct by poll watchers, voters, or others at or near the polls, call the Arizona Voter Empowerment Taskforce at (602) 805-7285‬.

If a law enforcement officer approaches you to ask you questions about your ballot, your voting status, or your voting history, you don’t have to answer. Simply say you don’t feel comfortable answering the questions, and you can calmly leave.

Regardless of your immigration status, if a law enforcement officer visits your home to ask questions about your voting activities and doesn’t have a warrant, you are within your rights to refuse to answer or let them into your home. Remember, if they don’t present a valid warrant, you can refuse to hand over any documents, your phone, your computer, or any other personal items. Do not lie or give false documents. For more information contact the ACLU of Arizona.