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Frequent Election Questions
 

  
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How do I register to vote?

You can pick up a voter registration form at most city, county and state offices or libraries. The Recorder’s Office will mail you a form if you call and request it at 520-509-3555. You can also go online to the EZ Voter Registration page https://servicearizona.com/webapp/evoter to complete a form electronically.


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How old do you have to be to register to vote?
You must be eighteen years of age on or before Election Day.

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How can I verify if I am registered to vote?

You can call 520-509-3555 to confirm if you are registered to vote and where your polling place is located.  You will be asked some personal information to ensure your confidential information is not shared with someone other than yourself. You can also go online at https://voter.azsos.gov/VoterView.


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What do I need to know to vote after I’ve registered to vote?

By law, you must provide identification at the polls.  At the designated polling place the voter shall declare his/her name and place of residence to the election poll worker.  Proper identification must be presented to the poll worker.  The following are acceptable forms of identification:


1. Contain the name, address, and photograph of the elector (See List 1),                 - or- 
2. Two different forms of identification that bear the name and address of the elector (See List 2),  - or -
3. One form of acceptable photo identification with one form of non-photo identification that bears the name and address of the elector (See List 3) 


List 1 - Acceptable forms of identification with photograph, name, and address of the elector


• Valid Arizona driver license
• Valid Arizona non-operating identification license
• Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification
• Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification 


List 2 - Acceptable forms of identification without a photograph that bear the name and address of the elector (two required)


• Utility bill of the elector that is dated within 90 days of the date of the election. A utility bill may be for electric, gas, water, solid waste, sewer, telephone, cellular phone, or cable television
• Bank or credit union statement that is dated within 90 days of the date of the election
• Valid Arizona Vehicle Registration
• Indian census card
• Property tax statement of the elector's residence
• Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification
• Arizona vehicle insurance card
• Recorder's Certificate
• Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification, including a voter registration card issued by the County Recorder
• Any mailing to the elector marked “Official Election Material” 


List 3 - Acceptable forms of identification, one identification with the name and photo of the elector accompanied by one non-photo identification with name and address


• Any valid photo identification from List 1 in which the address does not reasonably match the precinct register accompanied by a non-photo identification from List 2 in which the address does reasonably match the precinct register
• U.S. Passport without address and one valid item from List 2
• U.S. Military identification without address and one valid item from List 2
An identification is "valid" unless it can be determined on its face that it has expired.


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

You can leave the box blank, but your party preference will read Party Not Designated (PND) on your voter record and voter identification card. 
Arizona currently recognizes the following as political parties for representation on the ballot:
Democratic (DEM), Green (GRN), Libertarian (LIB), Republican (REP)
Independent (IND) is not a recognized political party in the state of Arizona; it has the same status as Party Not Designated (PND). 


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Where do I go to vote?

It is necessary to know your voting precinct to determine this information. If you go to the county website at www.pinalcountyaz.gov and visit the Election’s Department pages you will find a list of voting locations for each precinct in Pinal County. You can also call 520-509-3555 and inquire for your precinct number and/or that precinct location.


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

A new form will need to be filled out. You can pick up a voter registration form at most city, county and state offices or libraries. The Recorder’s Office will mail you a form if you call and request it at 520-509-3555. You can also online to the EZ Voter Registration page offered Arizona MVD https://servicearizona.com/webapp/evoter to complete a form electronically.


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When will I receive my voter identification card?

As a rule this card is mailed to you within 2-3 weeks after registering to vote. If you have not received a card within that time period, (or if you want to request a new card) please call 520-509-3555 and request a card.


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What is a Provisional Ballot?

A Provisional Ballot is completed at the polls on Election Day by a voter when any one of the following conditions apply
The voter’s name cannot be found in the poll roster
The identification does not match with the information given on the poll roster (address change or name change)  
The poll roster indicates that the voter has been issued an early ballot

Based on the information provided, the Recorder’s office determines whether the ballot should be counted. 


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Will my ballot count if it is a Conditional Provisional Ballot?

A conditional provisional ballot is issued at the polls if a voter does not present acceptable identification at the designated polling place. If you take your acceptable identification to any one of the Recorder office locations in Apache Junction, Casa Grande, or Florence within three days after Election Day - your vote will count.     


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Is there any way I can vote without going to the polls on Election Day?

Yes, you can request an early ballot by:


• Mail – You must include your name, date of birth, residence address, and where you want ballot mailed to (if different than residence address). Requests should be mailed to Pinal County Recorder, PO Box 848, Florence AZ 85132.
• Phone - Must state your name, date of birth, confirm your residence address, and where you want your ballot mailed to (if different than the residence address). Call our office at 520-509-3555.
• Website - requests can be made by logging onto the following website address: http://pinalcountyaz.gov/Departments/Recorder. Just hit the link for early ballot requests and complete the online application. This link is available 90 days prior to each election date.
• In person – You can either vote in office or pick up an early ballot to vote at home (starting 26 days before the election and ending the second Friday before the election) at any of our three Recorder’s offices in Apache Junction, Casa Grande, or Florence. 


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Who is qualified to vote early in an election?

Anyone who is registered to vote in Pinal County 29 days before the election is eligible to request an early ballot.  The early ballot must be received in the Recorder’s office prior to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.  You may also drop off your early ballot at any polling place in the county on Election Day.  


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

Once you fill out a request to be on the permanent early voting list, you will automatically be mailed an early ballot 26 days before any election in which you are eligible.  There is no need to contact the Recorder’s office each election to have an early ballot be mailed to you.


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When do I receive my early ballot?

Ballots are mailed out beginning 26 days before the election. After that, ballots are usually mailed out within 48 hours upon receiving a request.


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Can I have my early ballot mailed somewhere other than my mailing address?

Yes, just make sure to inform the Voter Registration Department that you want your early ballot mailed to your temporary address as soon as possible. 


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