PHOENIX – Early voting for the 2020 Presidential Preference Election starts on Feb. 19, and more than 900,000 ballots are being mailed to eligible voters across the state.
Presidential Preference Election Day is March 17, 2020, and there are several ways voters can participate early. While Arizona currently has more than 2.7 million voters on the Permanent Early Voting List, this year, the only political party participating in the Presidential Preference Election is the Democratic Party. Only voters currently registered as Democrats are eligible to receive an early ballot or vote on Election Day.
“Elections in Arizona are secure, accurate, and accessible,” Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said. “Voters should be able to cast a ballot in way that is convenient and meaningful to them.”
Voters eligible to participate in the 2020 Presidential Preference Election who are not on the Permanent Early Voting List can still request a ballot by March 6 by contacting the county recorder’s office directly or online, or by going to the “Your Voter Info” tab on Arizona.Vote. In addition to requesting an early ballot online, voters may also check the status of their early ballot. Voters should contact their county recorder’s office to verify where and when in-person early voting options are available. For a complete contact list of election officials in Arizona, visit http://go.azsos.gov/lndl.
Additionally, ballots returned by mail must be received by the voter’s county election department by 7 p.m. on Election Day. To ensure timely delivery, election officials encourage voters to mail ballots by March 11, 2020, or drop off ballots at any authorized ballot drop box location or voting location in their county. Voters can contact their county recorder’s office to learn more.
“We’re working every day to make sure voters have what they need to participate in our democracy,” Hobbs said. “Voters should turn to their most trusted sources - state and local election officials - for accurate and up-to-date election information.”
For example, a new state law requires all in-person voters, including people who vote early in-person, to show acceptable identification. A list of acceptable identification options is available at this link: https://azsos.gov/elections/voting-election.
Voters should also note that candidates who have publicly suspended their campaigns for president will still be listed on the ballot. For a list of withdrawn candidates, visit http://go.azsos.gov/k4y7.
For more information on the 2020 Presidential Preference Election, visit Arizona.Vote.