Voting FAQs

Where do I register to vote?

You can register to vote online or in person at the Coconino County Recorder’s office: 110 E. Cherry Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86001. Additionally, you can also fill out a voter registration form and mail it to the Recorder’s Office: Click here to download one

We also have voter registration forms at our County Party Office in the Old Ice House at 201 E. Birch in Downtown Flagstaff.  During office hours we can assist you in completing the form if you need it, and submit it to the County Recorder’s Office for you.

When do I vote?

The County Recorder keeps the current election cycle important dates on her website. It can be found here.

I’m an Independent, can I vote in the primary?

Yes, Independents can vote in primaries in Arizona. Independents must inform the Elections Officials which party’s ballot they want to vote. All voters who are registered to vote by mail will receive a notice of the upcoming primary. Independents who want to vote by mail in the upcoming primary must respond to that notice by notifying the Elections Office which party’s ballot they want to vote. Or they can go to a polling place on the day of the primary and request any party’s ballot.  The Elections Office does not mail ballots automatically to Independents because it needs to know which party’s ballot the voter wants.

The only election that an Independent can’t vote in currently in Arizona is the Presidential Preference Election.

What’s the difference between a primary and general election?

Primary Elections are the means by which political parties nominate candidates for the next General Election. After the Primary Election, only one candidate from a political party will appear on the General Election ballot. Independent candidates get onto the General Election ballot by gathering sufficient numbers of signatures on nominating petitions rather than through the primary election process.

How can I receive my ballot in the mail?

State and federal ballots will not be mailed unless you specifically request it. To be placed on the Permanent Early Voter List (PEVL) you can either pick up a form at the Coconino County Recorder’s office or download one, print it out and send it back. The County Elections Office explains it all here.

We also have PEVL forms at our CCDem Office. During office hours we can assist you in completing the form if you need it, and submit it for you.

I’m going to be out of town for an extended period of time but I still want to vote.

You can request an early ballot by calling the Coconino County Recorder’s office at 928-679-7850 or 1-800-793-6181 or by visiting their website.

I registered to vote but did not receive my voter registration card, what should I do?

Contact the Coconino County Recorder’s office at 928-679-7850 or 1-800-793-6181.

I live in Coconino County, but I work in Flagstaff. Why can’t I vote in Flagstaff elections?

Political subdivisions are determined by the Federal law and by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission every 10 years following the Census. Voting in the United States has always been determined by residency.

I moved. Do I need to change my voter registration?

Yes, you must update your voter registration every time you move. You can update your registration online or in person at the Coconino County Recorder’s office: 110 E. Cherry Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86001. Additionally, you can also fill out a voter registration form and mail it to the Recorder’s Office: Click here to download one

We also have voter registration forms at our County Party Office in the Old Ice House at 201 E. Birch in Downtown Flagstaff. During office hours we can assist you in completing the form if you need it, and submit it to the County Recorder’s Office for you.

How do I know what precinct I live in?

The address and precinct where you are registered to vote are listed on your Voter Identification Card. You can also find it here.

Why is my signature on my voter registration  important?

If you vote by mail your signature becomes your identification. Your signature from your voter registration form is kept on file at the County Recorder’s office. If it varies significantly from your original signature, your vote may not count. Examples of this include signing with a nickname (i.e. “Beth” instead of “Elizabeth” or utilizing initials instead of your full name). If you have any questions or concerns about your signature, you may call the Coconino County Recorder’s office at 928-679-7850 or 1-800-793-6181 or fill out a new voter registration form with an updated signature.

How can I tell what Congressional or Legislative District I live in?

This information is provided on your voter identification card. You can also determine the districts for any address in Arizona at this website: http://azredistricting.org/districtlocator/

Where is my polling place?

You can find your polling place through a mobile app at https://voter.azsos.gov/VoterView/HomeMobile.do or at this website: https://voter.azsos.gov/VoterView/Home.do

How can I check my current voter information?

You can check your current voter information through a mobile app at https://voter.azsos.gov/VoterView/HomeMobile.do or at this website: https://voter.azsos.gov/VoterView/Home.do

Where can I find out the status of my provisional or absentee ballot?

You can find out the status of your provisional or absentee ballot at https://voter.azsos.gov/VoterView/HomeMobile.do or at this website: https://voter.azsos.gov/VoterView/Home.do