Early voting starts Thursday

Mohave County voters who do not want to wait until Election Day to cast their ballots may do so beginning Thursday.

Voters may request early ballots from the voter registration division of the Mohave County Recorder's Office through 5 p.m.

Oct.

25.

The last day to cast an early ballot is Nov.

4 and it must be done at the voter registration office at 315 Oak St.

in Kingman or at satellite locations in Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City.

The voter registration deadline is 5 p.m.

Oct.

7.

Residents must re-register to vote by then if they moved or changed names or party affiliations.

A total of 19,585 of the 79,333 registered voters in the county participated in the Sept.

10 primary, a turnout of 24.7 percent.

Voters Nov.

5 will choose constables in the Cerbat and Kingman precincts, a justice of the peace in the Cerbat Precinct, state legislators and office holders such as secretary of state, and a member of Congress.

Several county candidates ran unopposed in the primary.

Voters also will consider 14 statewide ballot measures, including three dealing with gambling (propositions 200, 201 and 202).

Candidates in contested races are:

• Kingman Precinct constable: Democratic incumbent Pam Bibich and Republican challenger Don Martin, both of Kingman.

The precinct includes most of Kingman and extends to Golden Valley and Wikieup.

• Cerbat Precinct constable: Republican incumbent Eunice "EB" Blevins of Kingman and Democrat Paul Mauser, who lives in the Kingman area.

The Cerbat Precinct, created in the 1998 election, includes the Butler area and extends north to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

• Cerbat Precinct justice of the peace: Republican incumbent John Taylor of Kingman and Democrat Al Schneider Jr., who lives in Butler.

• District 3 state House of Representatives: Republicans Joe Hart of Kingman and Bill Wagner of Bullhead City and Democrats Matt Capalby and Richard Glancy, both of Kingman.

The reapportioned district includes most of Mohave County and portions of La Paz and Coconino counties.

• District 3 Senate: Rep.

Linda Binder, R-Lake Havasu City, and Democrat Jacquie Jessie, a former member of the City Council in Bullhead City.

• Second Congressional District: Democrat Randy Camacho of Goodyear, Republican Trent Franks of Glendale and Libertarian Edward Carlson of Phoenix.

The reapportioned district covers all of Mohave County and portions of La Paz, Coconino, Maricopa, Navajo and Yavapai counties.

For more information about early voting, visit the voter registration division office in the Arnold Plaza on Oak Street or call 753-0767.