Early voting ends Friday

Residents wishing to beat the lines and vote early in the Presidential Preference Election have until Friday to do so.

According to the County Voter Registration Division's Web site, early voting starts 33 days before the election. This year the Presidential Preference Election falls on Feb. 5, a Tuesday, therefore, this Friday is the last day to vote early.

The last day to request a mail-in ballot was Jan. 25. The last day to turn in a mail-in ballot is the day of the election.

Mail-in ballots can be mailed, dropped off at the County Elections Department or brought to your polling place the date of the election.

Early voting polling places are located at county offices in Kingman, Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City.

If you bring it to your polling place, make sure to bring identification.

The last day to register to vote was 29 days before the election.

Voters who did not vote early and still want to vote will have to go to their polling place, listed on the County Elections Department Web site, on Election Day.

The polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Photo identification is required. Identification can be a valid Arizona driver's license, an Arizona ID card, a tribal enrollment card, or a valid state or federal ID card.

If you don't have one of the above forms of photo ID, you must bring two of any of the following forms of ID with your name and address printed on it: a utility bill that is dated within 90 days of the election, a bank or credit union statement, a valid Arizona vehicle registration, an Indian census card, a property tax statement, Recorder's certificate or any "official election material" with your name and address.

To locate your polling place, check the County Elections Department Web site at www.co.mohave.az.us or call the Voter Registration Department at 753-0767.