Proof of Citizenship

Satisfactory evidence of citizenship shall include any of the following:

  • The number of the applicant's driver license or nonoperating identification license issued after October 1, 1996, by the department of transportation or the equivalent governmental agency of another state within the United States if the agency indicates on the applicant's driver license or nonoperating identification license that the person has provided satisfactory proof of United States citizenship.
  • A legible photocopy of the applicant's birth certificate that verifies citizenship to the satisfaction of the county recorder.
  • A legible photocopy of pertinent pages of the applicant's United States passport identifying the applicant and the applicant's passport number or presentation to the county recorder of the applicant's United States passport.
  • A presentation to the county recorder of the applicant's United States naturalization documents or the number of the certificate of naturalization.  If only the number of the certificate of naturalization is provided, the applicant shall not be included in the registration rolls until the number of the certificate of naturalization is verified with the United States immigration and naturalization service by the county recorder.
  • Other documents or methods of proof that are established pursuant to the immigration reform and control act of 1986.
  • The applicant's bureau of Indian affairs card number, tribal treaty card number or tribal enrollment number.

Voters who registered to vote in Arizona and who did not provide proof of citizenship at the time of registration, are eligible to vote only for federal races/candidates. Those voters may not vote for state or local offices or sign petitions in state or local matters.