When you turn 18 you have the right to help decide the future of our nation and your community by voting. To vote you must first register and also be:

  • A citizen of The United States.
  • At least 18 on or before the date of the next regular general election following your registration (26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution)(ARS §16-101).
  • A resident of the state for 29 days immediately before the election.
  • Not convicted of treason or a felony (unless your civil rights have been restored).
  • Able to write your name, unless prevented by physical disability.
  • Not adjudicated as an incapacitated person as defined in Arizona Law (ARS §14-5101).

See the Arizona Constitution Art. 7 §2 and ARS §16-101 for more qualifications about voting in Arizona.


Laws may have changed since the last time this article was updated.  The current and most up-to-date laws can be accessed here. 


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