Information for Recently Naturalized Citizens
Congratulations on becoming a citizen of the United States!
To register to vote in Arizona, you must be: (A.R.S. § 16-101)
- A United States citizen
- A resident of Arizona and the county listed on your registration
- 18 years of age or more by the date of the next regular General Election
You cannot register to vote in Arizona if (A.R.S. § 16-101):
- You have been convicted of a felony and have not yet had your civil rights restored. For a first-time felony conviction, civil rights are automatically restored upon completion of a person's sentence and payment of any restitution.
- You have been adjudicated incapacitated by a court of law.
Additionally, you must provide proof of citizenship to be eligible to vote a "full ballot" that includes all federal, state, county, and local races, and ballot propositions/referenda for which you are eligible to vote. A.R.S. § 16-101.
Your naturalization documents may be used as proof of citizenship for voter registration purposes.
Acceptable Citizenship and Immigration Numbers
You may enter one of the following citizenship numbers in Box 11 of the Arizona Voter Registration Form:
- Naturalization Certificate Number; or
- Citizenship Certificate Number; or
- Alien Registration Number (also known as an "A-Number")
Please note, this number must be verified against the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) database before you can be registered as a "full-ballot" voter. A.R.S. § 16-166(F)(4).
Acceptable Citizenship and Immigration Documents
You may also provide a printed copy (do not send original documents) of one of the following naturalization documents along with your paper voter registration form.
- Certificate of Naturalization; or
- Certificate of Citizenship
Office of the Secretary of State
1700 W Washington St Fl 7
Phoenix AZ 85007-2808