Early voting begins in Arizona Wednesday

Arizona Election
Posted at 6:03 AM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 22:29:29-04

PHOENIX — Early voting begins Wednesday in Arizona.

If you'd like to vote in person, you can use any vote center across the Valley. If you requested a ballot by mail, they will be sent out on Wednesday as well.

Erika Flores with the Maricopa County Elections Department says before you head out, don't forget your ID. She says there will be social distancing lines set up inside the vote centers and poll workers will be wearing masks.

You have until Oct. 23 to request a ballot by mail. Once you receive it, you can either drop it off at one of the dropbox locations or mail it back. The deadline to mail back your ballot is Oct. 27.

“The U.S. Postal Service, they’re recommending seven days before Election Day to mail it back so that we can get it on time because postmarks do not count," Flores said. "We need to have those ballots in hand by 7 p.m. Election Day.”

This year, the Maricopa County Elections Department has added drive-thru drop-off locations in parking lots outside stadiums across the Valley. Those locations will be available starting Oct.24.

To view ABC15's guide to this year's election, click here.