PHOENIX – Early voting starts today, Oct. 12, and voters who are on the Active Early Voting List or requested a ballot-by-mail should watch their mailboxes for ballots soon!
"There are more than 3 million voters on the AEVL in our state," Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said. “Ballots will start arriving shortly.”
She added that voters on the AEVL will automatically be mailed a ballot for every election they are eligible for and there is also an option that allows voters to request a ballot-by-mail just for one election. The counties must receive those requests by Oct. 28 for the General Election.
Hobbs is urging voters to mail back their ballot at least 7 to 10 days before Election Day to ensure county election officials receive them on time to be counted. All Arizona ballots-by-mail come with a postage-paid return envelope. There is no need to add more postage.
After sealing a ballot in the return envelope, voters must remember to sign and date the envelope, and include a phone number election officials can use to contact the voter if needed. Voters can also drop off their voted ballot at the County Recorder's Office, any early voting location, any secure ballot drop box, or any Election Day voting location in their county. All ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day.
Hobbs noted that there are also in-person early voting options for those who do not want a ballot-by-mail.
"There are in-person early voting sites across the state. The number of locations and hours of operation vary by county, so make sure to find a place that works for you," Hobbs said. "Voters can reach out to their county recorder if they need help finding their voting location.”
The early voting period runs until Friday, Nov. 4, and emergency voting options are available after that in some counties.
For more information about the General Election, including how to request a ballot-by-mail or find an early voting location, visit Arizona.Vote or call 1-877-THE-VOTE.