Early ballot requests for Presidential Primary Election

FLAGSTAFF - This Friday, Jan. 25 is the last day that voters may request an early ballot be mailed to them for the Feb. 5 Presidential Preference Election (PPE). In order to request an early ballot, a voter must be registered as a Democrat or Republican and have already registered to vote by Jan. 7.

Voters who need assistance in voting their ballot in their home must also request this assistance by Friday, Jan. 25. There are several options to request an early ballot and/or in-home voting assistance:

• Call the Elections Office at (928) 779-6589 or toll-free (800) 793-6181.

• Mail a written request to Coconino County Elections, 110 E. Cherry, Flagstaff, AZ, 86001.

• Fax a request to the Elections Office at (928) 779-6739.

• Fill out the Early Ballot Request on the Recorder's website located at www.coconino.az.gov/elections/earlyballot.

A new option approved by the Arizona State Legislature and recently made available to voters is to sign up to be on the "Permanent Early Voter" list. The criteria for becoming a Permanent Early Voter and the request form can be downloaded on the Elections website.

This type of request cannot be taken over the phone as the law requires the voter's signature. Citizens also have the option of voting early at one of several satellite voting locations throughout Coconino County. Early voting in person is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, Feb. 1, at the following locations:

Coconino County Elections Office

110 E. Cherry (first floor), Flagstaff

Tuba City Elections Office

Tuba City Library (Basement)

Page City Hall

697 Vista Avenue

Sedona City Hall

102 Roadrunner Drive

Williams City Hall

113 S. First Street

Fredonia Town Office

25 N. Main Street

Grand Canyon Superintendent of Schools Office

1 Boulder Lane

(Monday through Thursday only)

All registered Democrats and Republicans will receive their sample ballot in the mail. The sample ballot will show the voter's polling place for the PPE. For this election, voting precincts are consolidated as required by law. This means that polling locations may have changed since the last time a voter went to their polling location-it may NOT be the same location for this election. Voters are encouraged to check their sample ballot to verify their polling location.

With the recent heavy snow storms in Coconino County and the unpredictability of the weather, requesting an early ballot and voting in the comfort of their homes may be a desirable option to many voters.

All voted early ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day. Voted ballots may be returned by mail or dropped off at drop boxes located in the parking lots at the Elections Office and the County Health and Community Services building, 2625 N. King St. Citizens may also deliver their voted ballot to any polling place between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Election Day.

For more information, call the Elections Office at (928) 779-6589 or toll-free (800) 793-6181.

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