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AZ Voter Registration Verification Letters Arrive This Month


Tuesday, March 15, 2022   

In the next few weeks, Arizona counties will send voter ID letters to everyone on the rolls, confirming their registration and any new legislative boundaries since the redistricting process ended.

Your registration could be out of date if you moved during the pandemic. Pinny Sheoran, president-elect and state advocacy chair with the League of Women Voters of Arizona, advised people to hang onto that notice from the county.

"If you received a voter registration ID with new precincts," said Sheoran, "people should hold onto it, so that when they show up at the registration and if they've been purged, they've got a record."

You can register to vote on the 'Service Arizona' website. The Arizona Voter Information Portal allows you to check your registration status or find the location of your closest voting center or precinct.

You must register by July 5 if you want to vote in the primary election on August 2.

To vote by mail, you'll need to request a ballot from the county recorder or ask to be put on the "active early voter list." Links to all the county sites are on the Secretary of State's website.

Sheoran noted that in nonpresidential contests, like this midterm election, unaffiliated voters can vote in some party primaries.

"Many of our independent voters are unaware that they can actually participate in a primary," said Sheoran, "if it is for a Republican or a Democratic primary only."

Sheoran said Republican lawmakers in the state have introduced more than 70 bills that restrict voting in various ways, citing election integrity as their reason.

"In Arizona," said Sheoran, "we seem to have lost any sense of decency regarding expanding the franchise or supporting voters."

The most common reason for a mail-in ballot to be set aside is the voter's failure to sign the envelope, and there is no "cure" period for tracking down a missing signature.

You can check whether your early ballot has been accepted or rejected by clicking on the "Your Voter Info" tab at

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