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ARIZONA FELON RIGHTS RESTORATION
GET BACK YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE
Your vote is your voice. It is a fundamental right and the cornerstone of our democracy. It gives us power and lets us play a part in American political life.
In Arizona, the government takes away your right to vote in state or federal elections if you have been convicted of more than one felony, but you can apply to restore your right to vote. The following information is designed to help you regain your civil rights, including your right to vote.
Automatic Restoration (One Felony)
For your first and only one-count felony conviction, you automatically regain your civil rights upon absolute discharge from the Arizona Department of Corrections and/or completion of all aspects of your probation. In addition, you must pay all court-ordered fines before registering to vote, even if you were convicted of only one felony.
Restoration of your civil rights includes your right to vote, to serve on a jury and to run for public office. The government does not automatically restore your right to possess firearms.
Judicial Restoration (Two or More Felonies)
If you have multiple felony convictions and served time in a state correctional institute, you must wait two years from the date you obtain an absolute discharge to apply for your rights to be restored. You must have your "Certificate of Absolute Discharge" to submit to the court where you were sentenced for restoration of rights. If you have multiple felony convictions, you must file separately for each one.
If you have multiple felonies and only served probation, you do not have to wait two years to apply. Your right to vote may be restored by the court that discharged you from probation.
Arizona law requires probation officers or courts handling your probation to notify you, in writing, of the process for restoring your right to vote.
You should work with your probation officer upon the termination of your probation to restore your civil rights so long as you have completed any restitution and paid all court-ordered fines.
County Rights Restoration Application Links
If you have two or more felony convictions, to restore your right to vote, you must apply with the Superior Court of each county where you were convicted. For example, if you have a felony conviction in Maricopa County and a felony conviction in Pima County, you must fill out restoration applications for both counties. Below are links and information on how to obtain Rights Restoration application materials for each county in Arizona.
Apache: Accepts applications from Maricopa County as long as Apache is substituted for Maricopa throughout. Contact: PO Box 365, St. Johns, AZ, 85936 or by phone at(928) 337-7550.
Cochise: Available Online
Coconino: Available Online
Gila: Walk-in and pick up petition or mailed upon request. Contact: Globe Courthouse 1400 E. Ash Street Globe, AZ 85501 or call (928) 425-3231, or Payson Courthouse 714 S. Beeline Hwy. Payson, AZ 85541 or call (928) 474-3978.
Graham: Accepts applications from Maricopa County as long as Graham is substituted for Maricopa throughout. Contact: 800 W. Main St., Safford, AZ 85546 or call (928) 428-3100.
Greenlee: Use Maricopa County petition and substitute Greenlee County for Maricopa then submit to Superior Court Clerk, 223 Fifth St, P.O. Box 1027, Clifton, AZ 85533 or call (928) 865-4242.
La Paz: Accepts applications from Maricopa County as long as La Paz is substituted for Maricopa throughout. Contact: 1316 Kofa Ave, Suite 607, Parker, AZ 85344 or call (928) 669-6131.
Maricopa: Available Online
Mohave: Available Online
Navajo: Use Maricopa County petition and substitute Navajo County for Maricopa then submit to Clerk of the Court, Navajo County, Governmental Complex, 100 East Carter Drive, South Highway 77, P.O. Box 668, Holbrook, AZ 86025.
Pima: Available online
Pinal: Available Online
Santa Cruz: Accepts applications from Pima or Maricopa County as long as Santa Cruz is substituted for Pima or Maricopa throughout. Contact: 2150 N Congress Drive, Nogales, AZ 85621 or call (520) 375-7800.
Yavapai: Mailed upon request. Contact: 120 S. Cortez St. Prescott, AZ 86303 or call (928) 771-3332.
Yuma: Mailed upon request. Contact: Yuma Clerk of Courts at 250 W. 2nd St. Yuma, AZ 85634 or call (928) 817-4237.
If you have any questions, or would like to download a voting rights restoration packet, please click here or contact the ACLU of Arizona at (602) 650-1854.