Election and Voting Information
Curious about where to access information about voting centers? Looking for instructions on the best way to register as a voter? Want help accessing information about ballot initiatives? Below, you'll be able to find links and resources that can provide you the answers to these questions and more! Para una versión en español de esta página, ¡haga clic aquí!
Quick Reference Guide
The Pima County Elections Department has created a webpage with direct links to answers for some of the most commonly asked questions during the Voting and Election Process. Follow the links below, or visit their webpage here!
Being an Informed Voter
The American Association of State Colleges and Universities' American Democracy Project has published a Guide to Informed Voting helping to answer the question: What does it mean to be an informed voter?
"One of our most influential powers as citizens is exercising our right to vote. However, with this power comes a civic responsibility to consider our options and make informed decisions when electing representatives to office. This is not always an easy task, especially with the constant efforts by campaigns to persuade voters to elect certain politicians. In today’s fast-paced society, it may seem difficult to remain informed without spending hours reading through articles to find the most accurate information. Being an informed voter means to be knowledgeable about the issues and positions of candidates when voting. It also means you are able to make decisions without influence from outside factors intended to persuade those who may not fully understand a candidate’s platform or ideas."
Follow the Voting Process!
Hey there! You're a resident of Pima County and you are getting ready to vote! Whether it's your first time participating in an election or you're a long-time veteran of the polling booth, it's always good to have all of your bases covered. Click on each step in the menu below to follow along our step-by-step process to make sure that, when the 2022 Elections come around, you're all set to get out and VOTE!
Step 1: Register to Vote!
In order to participate in any election, you have to be a registered voter.
For first time voters, there are certain conditions that you have to meet, in order to register to vote:
You may register to vote in Pima County if: (A.R.S. 16-101)
You live within Pima County at least 29 days prior to the General Election.
You are a United States Citizen.
You are 18 or older, or will be 18 by the next General Election.
You have not been convicted of a felony or treason, or if you have, your rights have been restored.
You have not been adjudicated an incapacitated person. (A.R.S. 14-5101)
Even if you've already registered to vote for previous elections, remember that:
You must complete a voter registration form to:
Register to vote
Change your name
Change your address
Change your political party
This means that if any of these details change, you have to update the Pima County Recorder's Office before you can vote in an upcoming election!
NEED TO REGISTER?
You can register either online or with a paper Voter Registration Form!
To register to vote online, click here:
For a PDF Paper copy of the Voter Registration Form, click here:
WANT TO CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION STATUS?
To confirm that you are registered to vote in an upcoming election, and that all of your information is correct, the Recorder's Office provides an online form that you can use to check your registration status!
WANT MORE INFORMATION ON VOTER REGISTRATION?
Visit the Pima County Recorder's Office webpage on Voter Registration!
Congratulations, you've completed Step 1! You are ready to move to the next step and get closer to completing the voting process for the upcoming 2022 Elections!
STEP 2: How Do You Want to Vote?
Pima County voters are provided several different ways to exercise their right to vote in elections and, depending on your circumstances, any one of them might be the right choice for your situation.
OPTION 1: Receive Your Early Ballot By Mail
When you complete a Voter Registration Form, the first question that you are asked is whether or not you would like to sign up for the Active Early Voting List (AEVL), which means that you will "automatically get an early ballot by mail for every election for which [you] are eligible." If you answer "Yes" to this question, your ballot will be sent directly to your address, so you're all set!
Even if you don't sign up for the AEVL, you can always request an Early Ballot from the Recorder's Office for every election that you're eligible to vote in.
Early Voting is available for every election and begins 27 days before Election Day during the Early Voting Period. Voters can vote early by mail or in-person.
DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN EARLY BALLOT FOR 2022: July 22, 2022
To request a Ballot By Mail, click the link here:
OPTION 2: Vote Early In-Person at an Early Voting Site
If you know that you won't be able to vote in-person on Election Day, or if you would like to vote early but would prefer to do so in-person, you can go to any Early Voting Site starting 27 days before Election Day and vote there!
To find the list of Early Voting Sites, click the link here:
WANT MORE INFORMATION ON EARLY VOTING?
Visit the Pima County Recorder's Office webpage on Early Voting!
OPTION 3: Vote In-Person on Election Day at a Vote Center
If you want to vote in-person on Election Day, you will be able to do so at any of the 129 different Vote Centers in Pima County! On Feb. 15, 2022, the Board of Supervisors authorized the use of Vote Centers for County elections, starting this year with the August 2022 Primary and the November General Elections. Vote Centers were authorized by the State Legislature in 2011 and 11 other counties in the state make use of them for their elections, including Maricopa County. They are a departure from the precinct-only voting that has been the norm in the County. Under the precinct system, voters could only cast a ballot on Election Day at the polling place specific to the precinct in which they lived. With Vote Centers, you will be able to cast a ballot at any County Vote Center, whether it be near your home, your work, your school, or wherever you may happen to be on Election Day.
For the full list of all 129 Vote Centers in Pima County, click the link here:
You'll need identification when you arrive at the Vote Center, since it is still needed to verify your registration and precinct. For the list of accepted identification forms at Vote Centers, click the link here:
For more information about what you should do to be prepared to vote in-person on Election Day at a Vote Center, visit the Pima County Elections Department's webpage on Voting In-Person!
Vote Centers in District 5!
We've created an interactive map that lists all of the Vote Centers in District 5, so click around to discover the locations of the 22 different places in D5 that you can visit on Election Day to vote! Don't forget that you can also vote at any of the other 107 sites in the County that are not in D5!
American Legion Sahuaro Post #68: 4724 S. 12th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85714
Church of the Painted Hills: 3295 W. Speedway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85745
Donna R. Liggins Neighborhood Center: 2160 N. 6th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tucson Williams Center: 5335 E. Broadway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85711
El Pueblo Senior Center: 101 W. Irvington Road, Tucson, AZ 85714
Faith Christian Fellowship: 3141 W. Ironwood Hill Drive, Tucson, AZ 85745
First United Methodist Church: 915 E. 4th Street, Tucson, AZ 85719
Fred Archer Neighborhood Center: 1665 S. La Cholla Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85713
Gates Pass Community Church: 1895 W. Speedway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85745
Hotel Tucson City Center: 475 N. Granada Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701
La Quinta Inn & Suites Tucson Reid Park: 102 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711
Living Faith Christian Center: 4108 E. North Street, Tucson, AZ 85712
Maranatha Ministries: 334 W. Los Reales Road, Tucson, AZ 85756
Mount Zion Lutheran Church: 4520 W. Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85746
Our Lady of Fatima Parish: 1950 Irvington Place, Tucson, AZ 85746
Pascua Neighborhood Center: 785 W. Sahuaro Street, Tucson, AZ 85705
Pascua Yaqui Tribe Wellness Center: 5305 Calle Torim, Tucson, AZ 85757
Ramada by Wyndham: 777 W. Cushing Street, Tucson, AZ 85745
Santa Cruz Lutheran Church: 6809 S. Cardinal Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85746
Tolson Elementary School: 1000 S. Greasewood Road, Tucson, AZ 85745
Valencia Branch Public Library: 202 W. Valencia Road, Tucson, AZ 85706
Vida Nueva Church of God: 504 W. Nebraska Street, Tucson, AZ 85706
WANT MORE INFORMATION ON VOTE CENTERS?
Visit the Pima County Recorder's Office webpage on Vote Centers!
Congratulations, you've completed Step 2! You are ready to move to the next step and get closer to completing the voting process for the upcoming 2022 Elections!
Step 3: Time to Vote!
Whether you're voting early at home or at an Early Voting Site, or you're visiting one of the new Vote Centers on Election Day, now is the time for you to fill out your ballot! The envelope will have plenty of instructions for you on how to complete it, but if you're a first-time voter or want a refresher on ballots, click the link to check out the Sample Ballot from the November 3, 2020 General Election!
REMEMBER! If you have already submitted a mail-in ballot, you cannot vote at a Vote Center on Election Day.
WANT MORE INFORMATION ON BALLOTS BY MAIL?
Visit the Pima County Recorder's Office webpage on Ballots by Mail!
If you need any kind of accommodations for Ballot Accessibility or Voter Assistance, the Pima County Elections Department offers accessible voting devices that you can use. The Pima County Recorder's Office also hosts a list of different organizations that can assist you with completing your ballot! Click the link here!
Congratulations, you've completed Step 3! You are ready to move to the next step and get closer to completing the voting process for the upcoming 2022 Elections!
WANT MORE INFORMATION ON BALLOT INFORMATION?
Visit the Pima County Elections Department's webpage on Ballot Information!
Step 4: What's Next?
You have finished voting! Your ballot is all filled out, and now you're ready to submit it. There are a couple of different ways for you to do so, and they depend on how you voted.
Early Ballot By Mail:
If you received your Early Ballot by mail, you can use the postage-paid yellow envelope included in the materials mailed to you to send your ballot back to the Recorder's Office by:
Postal return at any USPS Post Office or mail box
Commercial Courier Delivery
Deliver it in-person to the Pima County Recorder's Office at 240 N. Stone Avenue
Drop your ballot off in-person at any early voting location
Drop your ballot off in-person at any Election Day Vote Center
Drop your ballot off in-person at any Curbside Ballot Drop-Off Sites
Click the links below to find the list of Early Voting Locations, Vote Centers, and Curbside Ballot Drop-Off Sites:
Once you've sent in your Early Ballot, you can check the status of your ballot here:
If you choose to vote in-person, whether at an Early Voting site or on Election Day, you will be able to submit your ballot immediately after you are done voting to the poll workers at the Vote Center.
WANT MORE INFORMATION ON VOTING INFORMATION?
Visit the Pima County Elections Department's webpage on Your Vote!
Congratulations, you've completed Step 4! You are ready to move to the next step and get closer to completing the voting process for the upcoming 2022 Elections!
Step 5: Congratulations!
You are all finished! You've registered to vote, you chose how you wanted to receive your ballot, you filled it out, and you sent it in. This means that you've made it to the last step of the Voting Process and are now one of the over 618,000 registered voters in Pima County! Congratulations for exercising your right to vote-- now share the good work and encourage others to GET OUT AND VOTE!
Resources and Links
The Pima County Recorder's Office:
Pima County Recorder: Gabriella Cázares-Kelly
240 N. Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701
Pima County Recorder
P.O. Box 3145
Tucson, AZ 85702-3145
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Excluding holidays)
For the link to the Pima County Recorder's Office website, click here:
Elections Director: Constance Hargrove
6550 S. Country Club Road, Tucson, AZ 85756
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Excluding holidays)
For the link to the Pima County Elections Department website, click here: