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.

This page is about the process in Arizona general elections. For specific information on how to vote in the November 2024 General, please visit the Elections By Date page.

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 a disability), Have Civil Rights Restored (if convicted of a felony). Citizens must register to vote 29 days preceding the election.

2. Early Voting Begins. If you are on the Active Early Voting List (AEVL), you will automatically receive a ballot in your mailbox. Voters not on AEVL may make a one-time early ballot request or sign up for the Active Early Voting List. Additionally, in-person early voting is available until the Friday before election day.

3. Deadline To Request a Ballot By Mail. Make sure to get your request for an early/replacement ballot by mail in by 5pm. The deadline for the November 2024 General Election request a ballot is October 25th.

4. Last Day to Mail Your Ballot. If you still have a ballot by mail, be sure to drop it in the mail a week before the election, to ensure it arrives at the tabulation center on time!

5. Last Day to Vote Early In-Person. The Friday before election day is the last chance to vote early in-person!

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.

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