We’ve compiled all the deadlines, locations and mail-in ballot information for every Arizona county.
less than six weeks until ballots are mailed to voters for the November
3 election, it’s important to have all the information you need to make
sure your voice is heard.
The majority of Arizonans already
vote by mail, according to Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobb’s
official Voting By Mail page.
Most voters in Arizona already enjoy the convenience of filling out
their ballot in the comfort of their home and mailing it back.
Currently, registered voters in Arizona can vote by mail in one of two ways:
Those who are registering to vote for the first time can sign up for the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) while registering, OR those already registered can follow the steps below to get their ballot-by-mail. The deadline to register to vote for the November election is Oct. 5.
Voters must sign up at least 11 days
before Election Day to get a ballot-by-mail for the upcoming election.
Voters can also request a ballot-by-mail for just the 2020 elections if they don’t want to sign up for the PEVL.
The Maricopa County Elections Department has a “Where Do I Vote”
page with information on how voters can cast their ballots in real
time. In-person voting will be available from October 7 — November 3,
with location information to be provided in October. Voters can find out
if they’re registered, or request a mail-in ballot at BeBallotReady.Vote.
Mail-in voting has become a political flash
point in many states and some election officials are considering
bypassing the US Postal Service altogether by installing ballot drop
boxes in public spaces like libraries and community centers.
In the past, these boxes have been
successfully used in states like Oregon, Washington and Colorado — all
of which rely heavily on mail-in ballots. This year, these drop boxes
are being expanded because of the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with
concerns about the postal service’s ability to carry out its duties
Officials in Arizona, Wisconsin
and Pennsylvania are asking for more ballot boxes or other drop-off
sites that would facilitate ballots reaching election officials without
going through the post office. In fact, Arizona Secretary of State Katie
Hobbs is ordering 70 more ballot boxes — most of which will be
installed in rural parts of the state.
The Postal Service has started warning
states that it can’t guarantee all mail ballots will be received in time
to be counted. To help offset that potential problem, all voters are
being urged to cast their ballots as early as possible.
Remember, the deadline to register to vote is Oct. 5, 2020, and
the deadline to join PEVL or request a mail-in ballot is 5 p.m. on Oct.
23, 2020. The recommended deadline for voters to mail back ballots is
Oct. 27, 2020.
On Nov. 3, the day of the election, all ballots must be received by 7 p.m.
County voting information: (Fields marked with an * are required.)
● Maricopa County
● Pima County
● Pinal County
● Yavapai County
● Yuma County
● Mohave County
● Coconino County
● Cochise County
● Navajo County
● Apache County
● Gila County
● Santa Cruz County
● Graham County
● La Paz County
● Greenlee County