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Maricopa County Recorder's Office

County Recorder Helen Purcell

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What do I need at the polls?

The elector shall announce his/her name and place of residence to the election official and present one form of identification from List# 1 OR two different forms of identification from List# 2 or 3. [A.R.S. ยง 16-579(A)]

List #1- Sufficient Photo ID including name and address

(ONE (1) Required)

  1. Valid Arizona driver license or non-operating identification
  2. Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification
  3. Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification

List #2- Sufficient ID without photograph bearing name and address

(TWO (2) Required)

  1. Utility bill of the elector that is dated within ninety days of the date of the election. A utility bill may be for electric, gas, water, solid waste, sewer, telephone, cellular phone, or cable television
  2. Bank or credit union statement that is dated within 90 days of the date of the election
  3. Valid Arizona Vehicle Registration
  4. Indian census card
  5. Property tax statement of the elector's residence
  6. Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification
  7. Vehicle insurance card
  8. Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification
  9. Voter Registration Card / Recorder's Certification
  10. Any "Official Election Material" mailing bearing your name and address

List #3- MIX & MATCH from Lists# 1 & 2

(TWO (2) Required)

  1. Any Valid Picture ID from List #1 with an address that does NOT match the Precinct Register WITH a non-photo ID from List #2 with an address that DOES match the Precinct Register.
  2. U.S. PASSPORT and one item from List #2
  3. U.S. MILITARY ID and one item from List #2

About Helen Purcell

Maricopa County Recorder
Helen Purcell
"If democracy is worth fighting for, then it's true value should be measured at the ballot box!"

Helen Purcell (Republican) was elected to the office of Maricopa County Recorder in November 1988; is now serving her 7th term and is only the second woman to hold this position since 1871. Born in Topeka, Kansas, she's been a Phoenix resident since 1964.
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An elector who does not provide sufficient identification shall not be issued a regular ballot, but shall receive a provisional ballot and will have five (5) business days after a Federal General election and three (3) business days after any other election to provide sufficient identification to the County Recorder in order for their provisional ballot to count

Voter Assistance

Voter Assistance
Poll workers are available to assist voters with language translations, instructions on process, and with the physical act of voting.

For information about voting assistance for voters with disabilities or on how to obtain an Early Ballot, please call: 602-506-1511 or 602-506-2348 (TDD).

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