Photo by Rebekah Zemansky/Shuttersock Phoenix, Ariz. / USA - October 13, 2020: An "I voted" sticker accompanied 2020 election ballots sent out by official election mail.
Photo by Rebekah Zemansky/Shuttersock

Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Arizona voters who have mail-in ballots still sitting on their kitchen table are being advised to put them in the mail by Tuesday if they want assurances they’ll make it to county election officials by Election Day.

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs says ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3 to be counted.

There’s no postage requried for early ballots.

After Tuesday, voters are urged to drop their ballots off at an official drop box, county recorders office or a polling place. Locations for the nearly 200 drop box locations throughout the state can be found here.

An historic number of early ballots have already been returned. Follow The Copper Courier’s Election Live Blog for updates on the 2020 election.


Voting Checklist

Are you registered to vote?

  • Check your voter registration status here
  • Register to vote here

Are you voting by mail, in-person, or dropping off your ballot at a polling center?

  • To have a ballot mailed to you, sign up for the Permanent Early Voting List OR make a request for a one-time ballot-by-mail
  • Voters can use polling centers to vote in-person or to drop off ballots that were mailed to them. Find your polling place here.

What’s on your ballot?

  • This November, Arizonans will be voting for the President of the United States, their local school board members, and everything in between. Find out what’s on your ballot by visiting the Arizona Clean Elections Voting Dashboard.

Important Dates and Deadlines

October 27: Last day it is recommended that ballots be mailed back. If you don’t mail your ballot by this date, you can still drop it off at a polling center.

October 30: Last day to vote early in-person

November 3: Election Day! Polling places for in-person voting close at 7 p.m. Early ballots dropped off after 7 p.m. will not be counted.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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