Early vot­ing for Yuma County be­gins to­day

Yuma Sun - - NEWS - BY BLAKE HER­ZOG @BLAKEHERZOG

Vot­ing for the Nov. 6 gen­eral elec­tion has be­gun in Yuma County and through­out Ari­zona, with early bal­lots mailed out start­ing Wed­nes­day.

County Recorder Robyn Stall­worth Poc­quette said 57,735 early bal­lots have been re­quested for the elec­tion, so far. The ma­jor­ity were sent out on Wed­nes­day, with the rest hit­ting the mail­box on Thurs­day and Fri­day.

Reg­is­tered vot­ers who are not on the per­ma­nent early voter list have un­til Oct. 26 to re­quest a bal­lot be mailed to them, ei­ther through www.yu­ma­countyaz.gov/bal­lotre­quest, by vis­it­ing the Yuma County Recorder’s Of­fice at 197 S. Main Street, Yuma, or by call­ing the of­fice at (928) 373-6034.

The bal­lots can be re­turned by send­ing the en­ve­lope back to the county (it must be post­marked Nov. 6 or ear­lier), or by drop­ping it off at the recorder’s of­fice through Elec­tion Day or at one of the county’s eight vote cen­ters on the day of the elec­tion.

Poc­quette said early vot­ers are strongly en­cour­aged to send their bal­lots in by Oct. 30, or af­ter that drop them off at the bal­lot box in front of the recorder’s of­fice rather than the vote cen­ters, so they can be counted in time to be in­cluded in elec­tion night re­sults.

Vot­ers can also cast a bal­lot in per­son at the Yuma County Recorder’s Of­fice, 197 S. Main St., Yuma, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. week­days through Nov. 2, as well as the week­end be­fore the elec­tion on a lim­ited ba­sis.

In the Aug. 27 pri­mary elec­tion, about 66 per­cent of par­tic­i­pat­ing vot­ers mailed their bal­lots in. An­other 17 per­cent dropped off early bal­lots at one of the eight vote cen­ters, ver­sus 16 per­cent who cast their bal­lots at one of the cen­ters.

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