Early voting ends today

Early voting for the Nov. 6 election ends today at 5 p.m. Voters in Kingman can vote early at the Mohave County Administration Building in the Voter Registration Office.

Voters with early voting ballots have until Election Day to turn them in. The ballots can be turned into any polling place on Election Day. Voters should remember to sign the statement on the outside of the envelope otherwise the ballot will not be counted.

All voters that don't pick up an early ballot will have to wait until Nov. 6 to cast their vote. The Voter Registration Office recommends that voters check where their polling place is located. Voters can check on line at www.co.mohave.az.us/depts/elections/select_polling_place.asp. You will need to know your precinct number. Your precinct number is listed on your voter registration card. If you don't have your card, you may call Voter Registration at 753-0767.

Those voters going to the polls should bring a form of photo identification. According to Voter Registration's Web site, valid photo IDs include a valid Arizona driver's license, an Arizona photo ID card, a tribal enrollment card or any federal, state or local government issued ID card that also carries the person's address.

According to Voter Registration's Web site, if you do not have a valid photo ID, you will need to bring any two of the following forms of identification: a utility bill with your name and address on it dated no later than 90 days prior to the election; a bank or credit union statement with your name and address on it and dated not later than 90 days prior to the election; a valid Arizona vehicle registration; an Indian census card; a property tax statement; a tribal enrollment card; a certificate from the Recorder's Office; your voter registration card or any official election material with your name and address on it. Items that do not count as a valid ID include passports, paychecks, health club IDs and credit card bills or credit cards with photos on them.

If you arrive at the polls without a valid form of ID, you may still cast a provisional ballot. You will have to return to the County Recorder's Office within three days with a proper ID for your vote to be counted. Also it is against the law to carry a weapon into a polling place.

The Election Department asks that you fill out ballots with blue or black ink and do not write messages on the ballot, they will not be forwarded to candidates. If you make a mistake while voting, ask for another ballot. Do not take political information into the polls with you.