What voters need to know for 2024 elections

An official ballot drop box at the Yavapai County Administration Building in Prescott. (Courier file photo)

An official ballot drop box at the Yavapai County Administration Building in Prescott. (Courier file photo)

Yavapai County has released voter information for the upcoming elections this year.

Presidential Preference Election

The last day to register for the Presidential Preference Election Tuesday, March 19, will be Tuesday, Feb. 20. Early voting begins Wednesday, Feb. 21; the last day to request an early ballot by mail will be Friday, March 8, and the last day to vote early in-person will be Friday, March 15, at 7 p.m.

The Presidential Preference Election is a “CLOSED PARTY ELECTION.” Only voters registered with a participating party may vote in the PPE.

Primary election

The last day to register to vote in the primary election, Tuesday July 30, will be Monday, July 1. Early voting begins Wednesday, July 3, and will be closed Thursday, July 4.

The last day to request an early ballot by mail will be Friday, July 19, and the last day to vote early in-person will be Friday, July 26, at 7 p.m.

Voters who are registered with a recognized political party — Democratic, Green, Libertarian, No Labels or Republican — may only vote with that party’s ballot.

Voters who are NOT registered with a recognized political party, including those registered as Independent, may choose either Democratic or Republican. Libertarian, Green and No Labels, are holding a closed primary.

Voters who are on the Active Early Voting List and are not registered with a recognized political party must let the Recorder’s Office know which party ballot (Democratic or Republican) they want to receive. You will receive a 90-Day notice in the mail. Please return it with your selection in the envelope provided. If a party ballot is not specified, then one will not be mailed.

General Election

The last day to register to vote for the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 5, is Monday, Oct. 7. Early voting begins Wednesday, Oct. 9. The last day to request an early ballot by mail is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, and the last day to vote early in-person, is Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m.

Voters may vote early in-person up until the Friday before an election at: Yavapai County Recorder’s Offices 1015 Fair St., Prescott, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 S. 6th Street, Cottonwood, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; Town of Prescott Valley 7351 E. Skoog Blvd., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

All locations will be open the Friday before Election Day until 7 p.m. Call 928-771-3248 ext. 9 or visit yavapaivotes.gov for more information.

Automatic ballot by mail

Voters may request to receive their ballots automatically by mail approximately three weeks before any election in which they are eligible to vote. Sign up using servicearizona.com or call 928-771-3248 ext. 9. If you no longer wish to receive your ballot-by-mail or want to cancel the mailing of early ballots for one or more elections, call our office at 928-771-3248 ext 9.

Where to vote

Vote centers will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the PPE, primary and general elections. If you do not receive an automatic ballot-by-mail, you will receive a sample ballot before each election that lists the conveniently located vote centers throughout Yavapai County. Visit yavapaivotes.gov for more information.

How to register or update your voter registration online

Register to vote or update your existing voter registration online at ServiceArizona.com. You’ll need an Arizona driver’s license or identification card to do so.

Print a voter registration form from the Arizona Secretary of State’s website at azsos.gov.

To request a voter registration form be mailed to you, call the Recorder’s office at 928-771-3248 ext. 9.

You must update your voter registration any time you change your home address, name or political party preference. Election mail is not forwardable. It’s important to keep your mailing address current with our office, even if you are only temporarily away.

Become a poll worker

Join the team of dependable and proud individuals who help ensure fair and efficient elections.

• Students 16 or 17 years old.

• All registered adults 18 or older.

• March 19, July 30, and Nov. 5 from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

• Get paid $135 per election.

• Complete an application and training online For more info, call 928-771-3248, ext. 7, or visit yavapaivotes.gov.

Elected offices on the primary and general ballots

Federal Offices: U.S. President (General only), U.S. Senator U.S. Representative in Congress

State Offices: Corporation Commission, state senator, state representative

County Offices: Assessor, Board of Supervisors, Constable, County Attorney, Precinct Committeemen (primary only), Recorder, School Superintendent, school board elections (general only) Sheriff, Special Districts (general only) Superior Court Judge, Treasurer.

Information provided by Yavapai County Recorder’s Office.


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