What is a General Election?

This is the final election, held between the nominees from the various primaries (as well as independent candidates), in which candidates are elected to office. The general election ballot can contain offices such as President of the U.S. (every 4 years), U.S. Senator, U.S. House of Representatives, Corporation Commissioner, State Senator, State House of Representatives, justices and judges and local offices. The general election ballot can also contain propositions to be voted upon by the people.

Understanding the Process

1. Register to vote
Registration Requirements:
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be an Arizona Resident.
  • Be 18 years of age.
  • Be able to write your name (unless prevented by disability)
  • Have Civil Rights restored (if convicted of a felony)
2020 OCT.23 Deadline

2. Early Voting Begins
Early Voters:

If you are on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL), you will automatically receive a ballot in your mailbox. Voters not on PEVL may make a one-time early ballot request or sign up for the Permanent Early Voting List.

Additionally, in-person early voting is available until Friday, October 30th at 5:00 p.m.

2020 OCT.7

3. Deadline to request a ballot by mail
Make sure to get your request for an early/replacement ballot by mail in by 5pm today!
2020 OCT.23 Deadline

4. Last day to mail your ballot
If you still have a ballot by mail, be sure to drop it in the mail today, to ensure it arrives at the tabulation center on time!
2020 OCT.27 Deadline

5. Last day to vote early in person by 5pm
2020 OCT.30 Deadline

6. Election Day!
Polls are open from 6am - 7pm today! Make sure you have your ID when you arrive at the polls. If you still have a ballot by mail, you can skip the line and drop it off.
2020 NOV.03