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  • Required Identification at Polls

    Every eligible registered voter is required to show proof of identity at the polling place before receiving a ballot. The voter shall announce his/her name and place of residence to the election official and present one form of identification from LIST #1 that bears the name, address, and photograph of the voter OR two different forms of identification from LIST #2 that bear the name and address of the voter. (ARS 16-579A)

    A voter who does not provide one form of identification from LIST #1 OR two different forms of identification from LIST #2 shall not be issued a regular ballot, but shall receive a conditional 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 ID to the County Recorder in order for their conditional provisional ballot to count. (ARS 16-579A)

    For a voter to receive a regular ballot, the address on the presented identification must match the address on the voter registration file. Exception – See "The Law" below.

    List #1 – Sufficient Photo ID (including name and address)

    • Valid Arizona driver license or non-operating identification
    • Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification
    • Valid U.S. federal, state or local government issued identification

    List #2 – Sufficient ID without photo bearing the name and address (two required)

  • Utility bill of the voter that is dated within 90 days of the date of election. A utility bill may be for electric, gas, water, solid waste, sewer, telephone, cellular phone or cable television.
  • Bank or Credit Union statement that is dated within 90 days of the date of the election
  • Valid Arizona Vehicle Registration
  • Indian Census Card
  • Property tax statement of the voter's residence
  • Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification
  • Vehicle Insurance Card
  • Valid U.S. federal, state, or local government issued identification
  • Voter Registration Card / Recorder's Certificate
  • Any "Official Election Material" mailing bearing your name and address
  • THE LAW - ALLOWS FOR THE FOLLOWING THREE EXCEPTIONS

    1. Valid Arizona driver license or non-operating identification license where address does not match signature roster/precinct register accompanied by a non photo identification from List #2 in which the address does reasonably match the precinct register.
    2. U.S. Passport accompanied by non-photo identification from List #2 in which the address does reasonably match the precinct register.
    3. U.S. Military identification without address or address does not match accompanied by non-photo identification from List #2 in which the address does reasonably match the precinct register. Identification is "valid" unless it can be determined on its face that it has expired.
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    Brad Nelson, (CERA)
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    6550 S. Country Club Road
    Tucson, AZ 85756

    Phone: (520) 724-6830

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