Yavapai County News – Early voting for the November 8, 2022 General Election has started! The Yavapai County Recorder, County Administration and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office jointly provide the following information to voters to help ensure a smooth, secure, and fair election season.
Yavapai County has multiple ways in which voters may cast their ballots this year: Three In-Person Early Voting locations; 19 official early ballot drop boxes; and any Election Day voting location in the county.
Here are the In-Person Early Voting locations at the following addresses and hours:
- Prescott: Yavapai County Administration Building, 1015 Fair Street from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday
- Prescott Valley: Prescott Valley Town Hall, 7501 East Skoog Boulevard from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday
- Cottonwood: Yavapai County Administration Building, 10 South 6th Street from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday
The 19 official early ballot drop boxes be found at https://www.yavapaivotes.gov/Voter-Registration/Drop-Box-Locations. The County has equipped each official early ballot drop box with cameras for the safety of voters and the integrity of the election. Please see the Recorder’s website for other voting and election information www.YavapaiAZ.gov/recorder.
Arizona law prescribes a 75-foot perimeter around each voting location to create a safe place to vote free from intimidation or harassment, and no electioneering is allowed. Only voters who are voting (may be accompanied by their children or someone to assist the voter), election officials,
election officials and credentialed political party observer are allowed inside the 75-foot limit. These early voting locations listed above are covered by the 75-foot limit. Be advised that the official early ballot drop boxes located in Prescott and Cottonwood fall under the 75-foot perimeter. Please see the Secretary of State’s office for details on the harassment rules. Guidance on Voting Location Conduct | Arizona Secretary of State (azsos.gov).
The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is working with County election officials as well as all law enforcement agencies in Yavapai County to provide election security. YCSO will once again assist the County Recorder’s Office to implement security plans for Election Day, arrange escort of ballots to the Recorder’s Office from Election Day Vote Centers, and provide security of the Recorder and Election Departments during vote counting. Additionally, YCSO will be responding to any reports of election-related law violations. If election fraud related violations are suspected, please call the Sheriff’s office non-emergency number 928-771-3260.