Independent Redistricting Commission

Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC)

The Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) is established in the Arizona Constitution and meets every ten years to review legislative and congressional district boundaries in light of the data reported in the United States Census. (Ariz. Const. Art. IV, § 1). The IRC is made up of five citizens, of which no more than two can be registered members of the same political party. The four partisan members are chosen by the respective party leaders of the Arizona State Senate and House of Representatives. These four members then choose an applicant with no party affiliation to serve as chair of the IRC. Learn more on their webiste at irc.az.gov.

Arizona's voters elect legislative and congressional candidates based on the district in which the voter resides. These districts are determined by the IRC and are reviewed every 10 years following the U.S. Census. Redistricting occurs when the IRC reviews current legislative and congressional district boundaries, assesses changes in population since the districts were last drawn, then redraws district lines to account for these population changes.

According to Arizona's Constitution, the commission must be established by February 28, 2021. Based on historic practice, our Office expects the districts will be finalized and approved by early 2022. Candidates should be aware that new districts will take effect immediately following their approval and will be utilized for the 2022 election cycle. Please see our Candidate Redistricting Guide for further information.

The Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) is responsible for certifying new Congressional and Legislative district maps that will be used for the 2022 Election Cycle. You may view the new maps on the IRC website: https://irc.az.gov/maps

Once the Congressional and Legislative maps are certified, counties begin working towards implementing the new maps and importing them into the statewide voter registrations system, which takes time. The chart below tracks each county’s status.

In Progress = Implementation is in progress and voters will not be able to see their 2022 districts at my.arizona.vote. Additionally, voters will see their 2020 Congressional and Legislative districts in E-Qual. If they wish to sign a petition for a Congressional or Legislative candidate in their 2022 districts, they should contact the campaign and sign a paper petition.

Completed = The county has implemented the new Congressional and Legislative maps and imported them into the statewide voter registration database. Voters will see their 2022 districts at my.arizona.vote.

Once all counties have completed the process of importing the maps, E-Qual will display a voter’s 2022 districts. The voter will see candidates running in those districts once candidates update their Candidate Portal.

The Congressional and Legislative district(s) included in each county are listed in the two columns on the right. The Congressional District indicates the district in which you vote for your United States Congressperson. The Legislative District indicates the district in which you vote for your State Senator and State Representative in the Arizona State Legislature.

County Status Congressional Districts Legislative Districts
Apache Completed 2 6
Cochise Completed 6, 7 19, 21
Coconino Completed 2 1, 6, 7
Gila Completed 2 6, 7
Graham Completed 2, 6 6, 19
Greenlee Completed 6 19
La Paz Completed 9 30
Maricopa Completed 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
Mohave Completed 2, 9 6, 30
Navajo Completed 2 6, 7
Pima Completed 6, 7 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23
Pinal Completed 2, 5, 6, 7 6, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 23
Santa Cruz Completed 7 19, 21
Yavapai Completed 2 1, 30
Yuma Completed 7, 9 23, 25
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For more information about your county’s redistricting implementation process, please contact your County Recorder’s Office directly.

For candidates seeking information about how redistricting impacts them, see our 2022 Candidate Redistricting Guide.

E-Qual is temporarily unavailable for Congressional and Legislative candidates. If you wish to sign a Congressional or Legislative candidate’s petition while E-Qual is unavailable, please reach out to the candidate’s campaign directly to sign a paper petition.

Elections FAQ

An early ballot may be requested through our new Voter Information Portal or by contacting your County Recorder’s office. To have your name placed on the Active Early Voter List (AEVL), complete a new voter registration form and check the box marked “YES, I want to automatically receive an early ballot for each election for which I am eligible.” Or you can log in to Service Arizona and complete this request online.

  • Online – If you have an Arizona Driver License and/or an Arizona non-operating I.D. card issued by the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) you may register to vote through Service Arizona EZ Voter Registration
    1. Log on to Service Arizona
    2. Select your language preference, then click “Begin Voter Registration”
    3. Verify your voter eligibility
    4. Enter your information in the required fields
    5. Verify address information
    6. You can now select your party preference

    If you are having trouble logging in to the Service Arizona website, you can print off a Voter Registration Form and fill it out with your new information. After you finish, mail the completed form to your County Recorder’s office and your information will be updated.

    If you do not have a residence address, please also complete a 'No Residence Address Confirmation' in addition to the voter registration form.
  • By Mail – You can either print off a form online or request that a registration form be mailed to you from your County Recorder. After completing the voter registration form, mail it to your County Recorder’s office
  • In-Person – You may visit your County Recorder’s office and fill out a registration form in person
  • Address Confidentiality Program Members – You should only register to vote through the ACP process.

After you have successfully registered to vote you will receive a voter registration card in the mail within 4-6 weeks.

If you are a Maricopa County voter, you can process your request here. If you have any questions please call 602-506-1511.

If you are a Pima County voter, you can process your request here. If you have any questions please call 520-724-4330.

To contact your local Election Official please visit https://azsos.gov/county-election-info

 

The voter registration deadline for the General Election has been extended to 5 p.m. on October 15, 2020 by a court order. Check back here often for this and the other trusted information you need throughout the 2020 election season. All voter registration forms sent by U.S. mail must be received on or before the deadline. To see all voter registration deadlines, including for local elections. To see all voter registration deadlines, including for local elections, go to arizona.vote.

The deadline to update your voter registration or register to vote in an upcoming election is midnight on the 29th day before the election. For the 2020 State Primary Election, the deadline to register or update your registration is midnight on July 6, 2020. For the 2020 General Election, the deadline is midnight on October 5, 2020. To see all voter registration deadlines, including for local elections, go to arizona.vote. All voter registration forms sent by U.S. mail must be postmarked on or before the deadline.

Every qualified elector is required to show proof of identity at the polling place before receiving a ballot. Find out what qualifies as an acceptable form of identification in Arizona.

Yes! Arizona has an open primary law which allows any voter who is registered as independent to cast a ballot for one of the officially recognized political parties in State Primary Elections. Independent voters on the Permanent Early Voting List (AEVL) will receive a postcard in the mail asking them to choose which party ballot they wish to receive for the Primary Election. The corresponding primary ballot will then be sent by mail to the voter to complete approximately 27 days prior to the election. Independent voters who go to the polls on Election Day will be given the option to choose a party ballot at that time.

Note: This DOES NOT apply to the Presidential Preference Election. Voters must be registered with a recognized party to vote in the Presidential Preference Election.

The state of Arizona uses E-qual to verify that the person signing the qualifying slip or nomination petition is eligible to do so. After successful verification, the person can give $5 qualifying contribution slips or sign a nomination petition for candidates the person is eligible to vote for in the election.

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If you need assistance using www.servicearizona.com to register or update voter information, please see our ServiceArizona Guide or reach out to our office at [email protected] or by calling 1-877-THE-VOTE.

You do not need postage if you mail your ballot back in Arizona.

All early ballots come with a postage-paid return envelope. There is no need to add postage. Voters should remember to sign and date the return envelope, and to include a phone number in case election officials need to follow up with you.

If you have lost or damaged your ballot-by-mail, you may request a replacement ballot via mail or in-person.

To request a replacement ballot-by-mail, contact your County Recorder’s Office directly. Requests must be made no later than 11 days prior to Election Day. A.R.S. § 16-542(E).

You may also visit a voting location on or before Election Day to vote in-person. Visit my.arizona.vote to find your correct voting location.

The County will cancel your prior ballot if you request a replacement ballot.

No, Official Election Mail cannot be forwarded automatically by the postal service. If you will be out of town during the election, you may request to have your ballot sent to your temporary address. Contact your County Recorder directly to make this request.

To find your County Recorder’s contact information, click here.

You may track the status of your ballot at my.arizona.vote to confirm that it was received and counted.

If you live in Pima County or Maricopa County, check with your county election officials for status updates.

If you have further questions, you can reach out to our office at [email protected] or by calling 1-877-THE-VOTE.

You can also reach out to your county recorder’s office (County Election Officials Contact Information) for further assistance.

Contact Elections

Office of the Secretary of State
Elections Division
1700 W Washington St Fl 7
Phoenix AZ 85007-2808