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Here's how to register to vote for the 2020 election in Arizona

Interested voters must register to vote in the 2020 election by Oct. 15.

PHOENIX — Time is running out to register to vote in the 2020 election in Arizona: You must be registered by Oct. 15.

To be eligible to vote in Arizona, you must:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be a resident of Arizona and the county listed on your registration
  • Be 18 years of age or older on or before the day of the next regular General Election

You cannot register to vote if you’ve been convicted of a felony and have not had your rights restored or have been judged incapacitated by a court of law.

The deadline to register to vote or update your registration with a change of address or party affiliation is midnight on the 29th day before the election.

For the 2020 presidential election, the original deadline was Oct. 5, but a judge's ruling extended the deadline to Oct. 23 before a federal appeals court ordered it to end on Oct. 15.

RELATED: Court cuts off extension of Arizona voter registration on Thursday

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said for voters who choose to vote in person, there is a plan in place to keep everyone safe.

"You will see measures taking place at all of those voting locations to ensure health and safety: distancing, mask-wearing, sanitizing and those things," Hobbs said. 

Hobbs also emphasized why voting is so important. 

"Your vote is your opportunity to have a voice in our local, state and federal government, and have a say in deciding who gets to make decisions about your life,” she said. 

Here are the steps you need to take to make sure you aren’t turned away from the polls on Election Day.

If you have an Arizona driver’s license or a non-operating ID card issued by the Motor Vehicle Division, you can register to vote online. Here’s where you can do that.

Voter Renewal is still a part of ServiceArizona, but has been moved to a new address with a new look and feel. The Motor Vehicle Division's new online platform, AZ MVD Now also allows Vehicle Registration Renewal. It's secure, fast, easy and personalized for you.

You can also register to vote by mail. Print out this registration form or request one by mail from your county recorder and mail it back to the county recorder’s office.

If you prefer to register in person, you can visit your county recorder’s office to fill out a registration form there.

You can find out where to register to vote in each county here.

Versión en Español The Arizona Secretary of State's Office has partnered with the National Association of Secretaries of State for its #TrustedInfo2020 campaign, which encourages voters to look to their state and local election officials as their trusted sources for election information.

Once you’ve successfully registered, you will get your voter registration card in the mail within four to six weeks.

If you happen to have more questions regarding the 2020 election in Arizona, 12 News has created an article for everything you need to know. 

For an election guide or voter resources, check out the article here.

There are multiple important dates between Sept. 14 and Nov. 3 in regards to the upcoming election. ARIZONA, USA - Editor's note: The above video previously aired on Aug. 23. Arizona voters will have multiple ways to make their voices heard during the 2020 election season.