Here’s all you need to know to make sure your ballot is counted.
It can be tough for voters to let go of an early ballot into the mail or a drop box. Once it’s out in the void, how do they know it makes it to the county recorder?
Luckily, Arizona provides ways to make sure ballots are on track.
The Secretary of State’s Office website offers a way for voters to check the status of their mailed ballots. After entering some personal information, the site can tell a voter if their ballot is in the mail, returned to the office, and accepted for counting.
In addition, Maricopa County allows voters to sign up for text and email alerts with voting deadlines and the progress of their ballots.
What Else to Know
Oct. 23 is the last day to join the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) or request a one-time mailed ballot.
The last recommended day to mail back a ballot in Arizona is Oct. 27, although the earlier the better.
If a voter still has their ballot after that day, they can return it at any voting center or ballot drop box. Locations are listed here.
Early voting is available in Arizona now until Oct. 30. Some counties will continue to offer early voting locations between Oct. 31 and Nov. 2.
Voting centers will be open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 3. As long as a voter is in line by 7 p.m., they will be allowed to vote.