PHOENIX – Early voting for the 2020 Primary Election starts on July 8, when ballots are mailed to voters on the Permanent Early Voting List and voters who have requested a ballot-by-mail, and in-person early voting starts at county recorders’ offices and other designated early voting locations. There are several ways voters can participate early.
Voters who are not on the Permanent Early Voting List can join or make a one-time ballot-by-mail request by visiting azsos.gov/votebymail.
Independent voters will need to select a ballot style to participate in the Primary Election, even if they are on the Permanent Early Voting List. Voters can contact their county recorder or visit azsos.gov/votebymail to request a ballot.
Voters can also verify whether they are on the Permanent Early Voting List and check the status of their early ballot at Arizona.Vote.
The last day to request a ballot by mail for Independents and voters not on the Permanent Early Voting List is July 24, 2020.
If voting by mail is not an option, voters are encouraged to vote early in-person, when crowds tend to be smaller and exposure to others is reduced. Arizona has a generous early voting period that starts 27 days before the election. Voters should contact their county recorder’s office for details on early voting locations and days/hours of operation. 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 officials by 7 p.m. on Election Day. To ensure timely delivery, election officials encourage voters to mail ballots by July 29, 2020, or drop off their ballot at any ballot drop-box, drop-off location or voting location in their county. Voters can contact their county recorder’s office to learn more.
“As we move closer toward Election Day, we are encouraging voters to make sure they prepare beforehand and make a plan to vote in a way that is meaningful to them, whether that’s voting by mail or in person,” 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.
For more information on the August 4, 2020 Primary Election, visit Arizona.Vote.