Proof of Citizenship Requirements

Important Information Regarding Proof of Citizenship

A person must be a U.S. citizen in order to register and vote.

A person who submits valid proof of citizenship with his or her voter registration form (regardless of the type of form submitted) is entitled to vote in all federal, state, county and local elections in which he or she is eligible. The voter registration form otherwise must be sufficiently complete.

A person is not required to submit proof of citizenship with the voter registration form, but failure to do so means the person will only be eligible to vote in federal elections (known as being a "federal only" voter). A "federal only" voter will become eligible to vote a "full ballot" in all federal, state, county and local elections if he or she later provides valid proof of citizenship to the appropriate County Recorder's office.

Federal only voters may use the Federal Voter Registration form, available here:

Accepted Proof of Citizenship Information

If you have an Arizona drivers license or non-operating identification card issued after October 1, 1996, you will only need to list the license number on box 9 of the voter registration form.

If you do not have an Arizona license you may need to provide one of the following documents to establish proof of citizenship:

  1. Supporting legal documentation (i.e. marriage certificate) if the name on the birth certificate is not the same as your current legal name
  2. A legible photocopy of the pertinent pages of your passport
  3. U.S. naturalization documents or fill in your Alien Registration Number in box 11 on the voter registration form
  4. Your Indian Census Number, Bureau of Indian Affairs Card Number, Tribal Treaty Card Number, or fill in your Tribal Enrollment Number in box 10 on the voter registration form
  5. A legible photocopy of your Tribal Certificate of Indian Blood or Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Affidavit of Birth

Importante Información Sobre la Prueba de la Ciudadanía

Una persona debe ser ciudadana de los Estados Unidos para registrarse y votar.

Una persona que presente una prueba válida de ciudadanía con su forma de registro electoral (independientemente del tipo de forma que se envíe) tiene derecho a votar en todas las elecciones federales, estatales, del condado y locales a las cuales dicha persona sea elegible. Por lo demás, la forma de registro electoral debe estar lo suficientemente completada.

No se requiere que una persona presente prueba de ciudadanía con la forma de registro electoral, pero si no lo hace, dicha persona sólo será elegible para votar en las elecciones federales (lo que se conoce como votante "sólo federal"). Un votante "sólo federal" podrá ser elegible para votar una "boleta electoral completa" en todas las elecciones federales, estatales, del condado y locales si más tarde provee una prueba válida de ciudadanía a la oficina del/la Registrador/a del Condado apropiado.

Los electores sólo federales pueden usar la forma de Registro Electoral Federal, disponible aquí:

Información Sobre las Pruebas de Ciudadanía que Se Aceptan

Si usted tiene una licencia de manejo o tarjeta de identificación no operativa de Arizona emitidas después del 1º de octubre de 1996, sólo tendrá que anotar el número de licencia en la casilla 9 de la forma del registro electoral.

Si usted no tiene una licencia de Arizona, es posible que deba proveer uno de los siguientes documentos para establecer la prueba de ciudadanía:

  1. Documentación legal de apoyo (ejem.: certificado de matrimonio) si el nombre en el certificado de nacimiento no es el mismo que su nombre legal actual
  2. Una fotocopia legible de las páginas pertinentes de su pasaporte
  3. Documentos de naturalización de los Estados Unidos, o anote su Número de Registro de Extranjero en la casilla 11 de la forma del registro electoral
  4. Su Número del Censo Indio, Número de la Tarjeta de la Oficina de Asuntos Indios, Número de la Tarjeta del Tratado Tribal, o anote su Número de Inscripción Tribal en la casilla 10 en la forma del registro electoral
  5. Una fotocopia legible de su Certificado Tribal de Sangre India o Afidávit Tribal de Nacimiento o de la Oficina de Asuntos Indios

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


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

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 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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Contact Elections

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