There is no deadline to join the PEVL. However, if you want to get your ballot-by-mail for an upcoming election, you must sign up at least 11 days before Election Day.
Voters Not Registered with a Political Party (Independent Voters)
Independent voters must notify their County Recorder’s Office which primary election they wish to participate in to receive a ballot-by-mail. Independent voters may request to receive a Republican, Democratic, or Municipal Only ballot for the August 4 Primary Election. The Municipal Only ballot is only available in cities or towns with nonpartisan municipal races in August. Voters may indicate their ballot selection in one of four ways:
- By Mail: Independent voters on the PEVL will receive a notice in the mail from their County Recorder. You may return that notice with you choice of ballot selected.
- By Phone: You may call your County Recorder’s office to indicate your ballot selection for the Primary Election.
- Online: You may use My.Arizona.Vote and select the Request a Ballot by Mail button. Follow the steps to the end to complete the request.
- In-Person: If you fail to request a ballot by July 24 you may visit a voting location on or before election day and vote in-person.
Returning your Ballot by Mail
Your ballot by mail must be received by the County Elections Department by 7:00pm on Election Day. You have two options for returning your ballot by mail:
- Mail your ballot back: Use the pre-paid envelope included in your ballot package. We recommend mailing it by the Wednesday (6 days) before Election Day to ensure it reaches your Election Department on time.
- Drop off your ballot: You may drop off your ballot at any voting location or drop box in your county on or before Election Day. Visit My.Arizona.Vote to find a voting location near you.
Track you Ballot
You may track the status of your ballot by mail at My.Arizona.Vote to ensure it was received and counted.
Voters in Maricopa County can received automatic updates on their ballot status via text. Text the word "JOIN" to 628-683 or visit TextSignUp.Maricopa.Vote to subscribe.
Lost or Damaged Ballots
If you have lost or damaged your ballot you may request a replacement ballot.
To request a replacement ballot by mail, contact your County Recorder’s Office directly. Requests for the Primary Election must be made by July 24 and requests for the General Election must be made by October 23.
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.
Out of Town during an Election
Official Election Mail cannot be forwarded automatically by the postal service. If you will be out of town during the election, you may choose to have your ballot sent to your temporary address. You may fill out the Early Ballot Request Online through My.Arizona.Vote or contact your County Recorder directly to make this request. Find your County Recorder’s contact information here.