If you’ve been following the news at all, you know that many states have passed legislation to increase the level of ID voters must produce in order to vote. As November 6, 2012, rapidly approaches, many Arizona voters may be wondering what kind of identification they need to bring to the polls in our state.  A complete list of acceptable forms/combinations of ID are set forth in their entirety below, along with links to official sources for additional detail.  The simplified statement of the law in Arizona, though, is the following: (A) one form of approved picture ID is required, or (B) two forms of approved non-photo ID will be accepted.

A valid Arizona driver license, non-operating identification, tribal ID, or other government-issued ID that contains your photograph will be accepted as compliance with “A” above. However, if you do not have a valid photo ID, you must bring two forms of non-photo ID that contain your name and current address (such as utility bill, cellphone bill, bank statement, or vehicle registration) to meet the requirements of “B” above.

If you do not have either one form of approved photo ID, or two forms of approved non-photo ID, you can still vote by a conditional provisional ballot. In order for the provisional ballot to counted, however, you must return to an ID Verification Site by 5pm on November 12, 2012, with sufficient identification. The ID Verification Sites are usually City Clerks’ offices. If possible, bring your Pink Provisional Ballot receipt along with sufficient ID. You may return to the polling place on Election Day, however, you must return to your polling place and no other in order for the ballot to be accepted.

Information regarding candidates, propositions, and other important election material can be found in the Publicity Pamphlet on the Secretary of State’s website listed below. Polls will open at 6am and will close at 7pm. As long as you are in line by 7pm, you may vote. Poll workers will be available to assist voters with language translations, instructions on process, and with the physical act of voting. For information about voting assistance for voters with disabilities or on how to obtain an Early Ballot, please call (602) 506-1511 or (602) 506-2348 (TDD).

Miller Kory Rowe encourages all of our clients, friends, and everyone who follows our blog, to exercise your franchise and vote in this election.

Complete voter identification requirements:

In order to comply with the voter ID laws in Arizona, you must present one form of identification from List #1 OR two different forms of identification from List #2 or #3.

List #1 – Photo ID including name and address

(ONE REQUIRED)

• Valid Arizona driver license or non-operating identification

• Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification

• Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification

Identification is “valid” unless it can be determined on its face that it has expired.

List #2 – Non-photo ID (name and address only)

(TWO REQUIRED)

• Utility bill of the elector that is dated within ninety days of the date of the 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 elector’s residence

• Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification

• Vehicle insurance card

• Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification

• Voter Registration Card / Recorder’s Certification

• Any “Official Election Material” mailing bearing your name and address

Identification is “valid” unless it can be determined on its face that it has expired.

List #3 – MIX & MATCH from Lists #1 & #2

(TWO REQUIRED)

• Any Valid Picture ID from List #1 with an address that does NOT match the Precinct Register    WITH a non-photo ID from List #2 with an address that DOES match the Precinct Register.

• U.S. PASSPORT and one item from List #2

• U.S. MILITARY ID and one item from List #2

Identification is “valid” unless it can be determined on its face that it has expired.

For further information on this topic, visit:

https://www.azsos.gov/election/2012/info/PubPamphlet/english/e-book.pdf

https://recorder.maricopa.gov/web/elections.aspx