How to Register to Vote

How to Register to Vote

Raina Peters, Reporter

It’s getting close to that time where you should register to vote and choose who you plan on voting for. Voting is an important right in our society. By voting, you are making your voice heard and registering your opinion on how you think the government should operate. There are requirements: 1) you need to be a U.S. citizen; 2) to vote in Arizona, you must be a resident of Arizona by October 10th  ; 3) you must be 18 years old by Election Day, November 8th   ; 4) you cannot have been convicted of treason or a felony (unless your civil rights have been restored); and 5) you cannot have been legally declared an incapacitated person by a court. If all requirements are met, then there are no excuses to not register, because not knowing how just won’t slide. There are many options: you can do it online, by mail, or in person.

To register online you’ll need an Arizona driver’s license or non-driver’s ID card and go to: and fill out the given questions that are given by October 10th.

To register by mail, download and print the Arizona voter registration form at: , or contact the U.S. recorder to request one by mail. To fill out the form you need to fill out the following accordingly: Step 1 · (Optional) Check the box to indicate if you want to receive an early ballot by mail.

Step 2 · Provide your name

Steps 3–6 · Provide your address. If you don’t have a street address, enter a description of where you live.

Step 7 · Add your mailing address, if different from the address where you live.

Steps 8–9 · Provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number; provide your Arizona driver’s license number or non-operating license number

Steps 10–11 · Provide your tribal identification number (if you have one); provide your alien registration number (if you have one)

Steps 12–13 · Provide your birthday and state or county where you were born

Step 14 · Provide your political party

Steps 15–16 · (Optional) Provide your phone number and occupation

Step 17 · If you were registered to vote in another state, list your former address

Step 18 · If you’re reporting a name change, provide your previous name

Steps 19–21 · (Optional) Provide your father’s name or your mother’s maiden name; indicate if you’re willing to work at a polling place on Election Day; and provide your email address

Step 22 · Check the boxes to indicate you’re a US citizen and will be 18 by Election Day, Nov 8

Step 23 · Sign and date the form

Step 24 · If this is your first time registering to vote in Arizona or you’ve moved counties, you must provide proof of US citizenship.

To register in person you have to go down Pinal County Recorder.  That is at 31 North Pinal Street, Bldg. Florence, Arizona 85132 and fill out the paper you use in the mail.

But most importantly, get out there and vote!