Voting in Chino Valley
Vote-by-Mail or Polling Place / Vote Center
Starting in 2014, Town elections held in conjunction with a state and/or federal election must be polling place elections. Elections held at any other time will generally be by vote-by-mail balloting. For polling place elections, registered voters have the option to request an early ballot from Yavapai County Voter Registration, which provides the same benefits as a vote-by-mail election. To request an early ballot, contact Yavapai County Voter Registration at (928) 771-3250.
Sample Ballots Sample ballots for the Primary Election on August 30, 2016 will be available on August 3, 2016 at the Town Clerk's Office, 202 N. State Route 89, Chino Valley, AZ.
Early Ballots and Voting by Mail
Early ballots and voting by mail give voters a safe and convenient way to participate in elections while eliminating many of the difficulties that may arise on Election Day with getting to the polls. Voting by mail also gives voters the opportunity to spend more time considering the choices available to them and to feel comfortable with their choices.
Yavapai County now provides Voter Centers in lieu of polling places. This means that Yavapai County voters can vote anywhere in Yavapai County, not only in the town/city of their residency. Vote Centers are open from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Vote Centers located in Chino Valley are:
• Chino Valley United Methodist Church - 735 E. Road 1 South
• Chino Valley First Southern Baptist Church - 1524 N. State Route 89
Find Vote Centers outside Chino Valley, at Yavapai County Elections. To vote at a Vote Center any time during the early voting period, you may go to Yavapai County Elections/Voter Registration, 1015 Fair Street, Prescott, or Yavapai County Recorder’s Office, 10 S. 6th Street, Cottonwood, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Assistance Marking Ballot
If you are unable to mark your ballot yourself, the law allows you to obtain assistance from a person of your choice. Ask a trusted relative or friend to help if you need assistance reading or marking your ballot.
Returning Early or Vote-by-Mail Ballots
Included with each ballot is a ballot affidavit envelope to be used for returning your ballot. You must sign the ballot affidavit envelope for your vote to count. The envelope containing the ballot must be placed in a Yavapai County drop box or hand delivered to Yavapai County Elections Department, 1015 Fair Street, Prescott, no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day; OR be placed in U.S. mail with enough time prior to Election Day to be received by Yavapai County Elections. A Yavapai County drop box is conveniently located in Chino Valley on the south side of the driveway to the Town Hall building, 202 N. State Route 89.
Voters may obtain a replacement ballot by contacting Yavapai County Voter Registration, (928) 771-3248.
|Primary 2016||General 2016|
|Request an early ballot from the County||May 27|
|Last day to register to vote||August 1||October 10|
|Sample ballots are available at Town Hall||July 29||October 7|
|Early ballots will be mailed out||August 3||October 12|
|Voter information pamphlet mailed to voting residences||July 27|
|On-site early voting (County Vote Centers in Prescott & Cottonwood)||August 3||October 12|
|Election Day (Vote Centers are open county-wide)||August 30||November 8|