Early voting starts today

KINGMAN - Mohave residents looking to beat the rush to the polls for September's primary election can vote today. The Mohave County Elections Department opened the first early voting station at 8 a.m. today at the County Administration Building, 700 W. Beale St. The voting station will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day until Aug. 29.

In the primary election, voters will receive the ballot for the party that they are registered under. Voters registered as Democrats will receive the Democrat ballot, those registered as Republicans will receive the Republican ballot.

Voters registered as Independent or Non-party affiliated have their choice of the Democrat, Republican or Green party ballots.

The Libertarian ballot is available to those voters registered as Libertarian only.

Voters will need a photo ID, such as an Arizona drivers' license in order to get a ballot. Or a voter may show two forms of non-photo ID, such as two different utility bills with the voter's name and current address.

The address on the ID must match the voter registration record, otherwise, voters will receive a provisional ballot.

Residents who are not registered to vote in Mohave County or have moved recently can fill out a form at the Mohave County Voter Registration Office until Aug. 4.

Voters who cannot get to the polls either before or on election day can request a ballot by mail.

For more information on voter registration, contact the Mohave County Voter Registration Office at (928) 753-0767.