Voting FAQs

How do I request an early ballot or vote by mail?

An early ballot may be requested through the Arizona Voter Information Portal or by contacting your County Recorder’s Office.

To have your name placed on the Active Early Voter List (AEVL), complete a new voter registration form and check the box marked “YES, I want to automatically receive an early ballot for each election for which I am eligible.” Or you can log in to ServiceArizona EZ Voter Registration and complete this request online.

If you are having trouble logging in to the Service Arizona website, you can print off a Voter Registration Form (PDF) and fill it out with your new information. After you finish, mail the completed form to the Gila County Recorder’s office and your information will be updated.

What is the deadline for returning my voted ballot-by-mail?

Your ballot-by-mail must be received by Gila County election officials by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. You have several options to return your ballot-by-mail: drop it off at a polling location before Election Day; return it by mail; or bring it to a polling location on Election Day. County election officials recommend that you mail your ballot back 7 days before an election. If that date has passed, you should take your ballot to any ballot drop-off location or voting location in your county by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. A.R.S. §§ 16-411(D); 16-558(B); 16-551(C).

Do I need to put a stamp or extra postage to mail my ballot back?

You do not need postage if you mail your ballot back in Arizona.

All early ballots come with a postage-paid return envelope. There is no need to add postage. Voters should remember to sign and date the return envelope and to include a phone number in case election officials need to follow up with you.

I lost or damaged my ballot-by-mail. How do I get a replacement ballot?

If you have lost or damaged your ballot-by-mail, you may request a replacement ballot via mail or in-person.

To request a replacement ballot-by-mail, contact Gila County Recorder’s Office directly. Requests must be made no later than 11 days prior to Election Day.

How do I track my ballot status?

You may track the status of your ballot at to confirm that it was received and counted.

I will be out of town during the election. Will USPS forward my mail-by-ballot to my temporary-away address?

No, Official Election Mail cannot be forwarded automatically by the postal service. If you will be out of town during the election, you may request to have your ballot sent to your temporary address. Contact the Gila County Recorder directly to make this request.

Where is my polling location?

You may locate your assigned polling place or a vote center at the Gila County Elections website here.