Early Voting

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Early voting & Vote by Mail

How do I submit my early ballot?

Sign your affidavit envelope before sealing. Without your signature your vote will not be counted.

  • Ballots may be mailed or dropped off at early voting sites or drop box locations (listed below).   
  • Ballots may be dropped off at any Yavapai County Vote Center on Election Day.
  • Ballots must be received by 7:00 PM on Election Day; postmarks do not apply.

For more information, you may contact Voter Registration.

Early voting drop off mailbox locations are as follows:

  • Camp Verde – Town Hall, 473 South Main
  • Camp Verde – Yavapai-Apache Nation Community Center, 3462 Smith Ave
  • Chino Valley – Town Hall, 202 N State Route 89
  • Clarkdale – Town Hall, 39 North 9th Street
  • Cottonwood – County Administration Building, 10 South 6th Street
  • Dewey-Humboldt – Town Hall, 2735 S Highway 69
  • Jerome – Town Hall, 600 Clark Street
  • Prescott – County Administration Building, 1015 Fair Street
  • Prescott Valley – Town Hall, 7501 Civic Circle
  • Sedona – City Hall, 102 Roadrunner Drive

Are Early Ballots counted?

Yes, every verified ballot is counted by Early Boards.

How do I vote early or request a mail ballot?

  • To request a ballot by mail contact our office, either verbally or in writing, email, or through our Early Ballot Request website no sooner than 93 days or no later than 11 days prior to an election. (We start mailing the ballots 26 days prior to the Election).
  • If you will be out of town through the early voting period you may request that an early ballot be mailed to the address where you will be staying.
  • You may vote in person from 26 days prior to the election up to 5:00 p.m. on the Friday preceding the election at our offices at 1015 Fair St, Room 228 in Prescott or 10 S 6th St in Cottonwood for Vote Center elections.  For Vote by Mail elections, in person voting is available until 7:00PM on Election Day.

What are the voting options for those who are Homebound, residing at a Nursing Home or Assisted Living facility?

  • Sign up for the Permanent Early Voter List (PEVL) so all ballots will be mailed automatically.
  • Request a mail ballot by contacting our office, either verbally or in writing, no sooner than 93 days or no later than 11 days prior to an election.
  • Individuals who are unable to vote without assistance should contact our office for more details about special services that may be available from our Travel Board. 

What are the voting options for military personnel or US citizens residing outside the United States?

There are procedures set forth by the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) just for overseas and military voters.  For more information on the FVAP you may contact our office or the FVAP online.

What is a “Vote by Mail” election?

  • Every qualified elector registered within the boundaries of the jurisdiction having the “Vote By Mail” election will automatically be mailed a ballot.
  • There are no Vote Centers on Election Day.
  • Your voted ballot must be received by Voter Registration or the jurisdiction no later than 7:00 pm on Election Day.
  • Ballots may either be mailed or deposited at the drop boxes at the County Buildings in Prescott or Cottonwood or the drop box of the jurisdiction holding the election.
  • Replacement ballots are available, starting 26 days prior to the election, at our office in Prescott or the Town Halls of the jurisdictions holding the election.
  • Contact Voter Registration if you have not received your ballot or you need a replacement ballot.
  • The last day to request a replacement ballot to be mailed is 11 days prior to any election; though vote in-person replacement ballots are available until 7:00PM on Election Day.

What should I do if I make a mistake on my early ballot?

If you make a mistake on your early ballot, call our office for instructions:

  • We may mail you a replacement ballot.
  • You may bring your ballot in to a designated early voting site for replacement.
  • You may go to a vote center on Election Day and vote a Provisional Ballot.
Permanent Early Voting List