Early Voting Underway for Presidential Preference Election

The Coconino County Elections Office has mailed 23,670 early ballots to Democratic voters who are on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL). Early voting in person is now also underway. The Election Day is March 17 and all ballots must be returned to elections offices by the close of business that day. (More info below.)

Only Democrats are eligible to vote in this election pursuant to state law. The Arizona State Republican Party has chosen not to hold a Presidential Preference Election.

Democrats should consider holding their ballots until following the “Super Tuesday” primaries on March 3 since some candidates may leave the race after those results are in.

If you get a ballot in the mail even though you’ve never signed up for that service, here’s why: Coconino County voters in precincts with fewer than 300 registered Democrats were mailed early ballots even if they are not signed up for PEVL because those smaller precincts are designated as vote-by-mail precincts for the PPE.  The vote-by-mail precincts for this election are: Bellemont (40); Blue Ridge (41); Forest Lakes (53); Fort Valley East (55); Fort Valley West (56); Fredonia (58); Havasupai (60); Mormon Lake (63); Kaibab North 64); Kaibab West (66); Parks (79); Pinewood (80); Ranches (84) and Tusayan (97).  These precincts will not have a polling place on Election Day.

The PPE is a preference election, not a primary election, so only registered Democrats are eligible to vote pursuant to state statute.  The deadline for people to register or for voters that are registered as Independent, Republican or Libertarian to change their political party affiliation to Democrat has passed.

Voters not on the PEVL or in a vote-by-mail precinct may request an early ballot by calling the Elections Office; sending a written request to Coconino County Elections Office, 110 E. Cherry Avenue, Flagstaff, AZ, 86001; or by completing an on-line request at www.coconino.az.gov/elections and click on “Early Ballot Request.”  The deadline to request an early ballot by mail is March 6. 

Registered Democrats may also vote early at one of the following early voting locations around the County.  Early voting is available during normal business hours Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted.

Coconino County Elections
110 E. Cherry

Page City Hall
697 Vista Avenue

Fredonia Town Hall
25 N. Main Street
Fredonia City

Sedona City Clerk Office
102 Roadrunner Drive

Grand Canyon School District
1 Boulder Street
Grand Canyon

Williams City Hall
113 S. First Street, Williams

Coconino County Elections Office
Basement, Tuba City Library

Coconino County Office
FlagstaffMall (next to Dillard’s)
4650 N. US Highway 89
(Monday-Friday 10 am to 6 pm

A new state law requires all in-person voters, including people who vote early in-person, to show acceptable identification. For a list of acceptable voter IDs please go to https://azsos.gov/elections/voting-election

Voters should also note that candidates who have publicly suspended their campaigns for president will still be listed on the ballot. For a list of withdrawn candidates, visit http://go.azsos.gov/k4y7

For more information, call the Elections Office at 928-679-7860 or toll-free at 800-793-6181.   

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