Voter List Maintenance & Registration Cancellation

Voter list maintenance is a crucial function of the Maricopa County Recorder's Office, ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the county's voter rolls. Registered voters in Maricopa County have the option to update or cancel their voter registration when they move or no longer wish to be registered to vote.

Voter Registration Cancellation

The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office is required by federal and state laws to maintain accurate and up-to-date voter registration lists to ensure election integrity. 


This involves regularly removing ineligible voters, such as those who have moved or passed away, while also adding newly registered voters. Accurate voter rolls help prevent potential fraud, ensure ballots are sent to correct addresses, and maintain public confidence in the electoral process. 

Legal Requirements

Voter List Maintenance Procedures

 

The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office implements various methods to verify and update voter information and uses several reporting systems, ranging from the Secretary of State’s Office, the Arizona Department of Health Service’s Bureau of Vital Records, the Arizona Department of Transportation, the state and federal court system, and tools such as the USPS National Change of Address reports, and monthly Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) reports to identify voter moves, deceased voters, as well as possible duplicate voters among other states.

Maintenance Statistics

From January 2021 to May 2024, a significant number of individuals have been removed from voter rolls based on data our office regularly receives from sources like the state and federal courts, the Department of Vital Records, and USPS's National Change of Address database.

 

Total number of voters removed from voter rolls since January 2021:

 

417,383

Total Voters Removed from Voter Rolls 2021-2023

2021 2022 2023
147,765 202,822 61,773