Early voting for May 18 election ends Friday

KINGMAN - Early voting for the May 18 Special Election ends this Friday. The Arizona Secretary of State's Office recommends anyone planning to mail their early ballot do so by Thursday to make sure the ballot arrives on time.

If you don't think your ballot will arrive on time through the mail, you can drop it off at any polling place on Election Day.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 18. For this election, some polling places have been consolidated, which means that some voters will be voting in a different location then they normally do.

Voters can check which polling place they are supposed to vote at online at https://voter.azsos.gov/VoterView/PollingPlaceSearch.do.

Local voters will decide between four candidates running for the two remaining Kingman City Council seats and vote on a 1-cent sales tax increase. Two-thirds of the funds raised from the sales tax increase will go toward education, and the remaining one-third will go toward funding the state's health and public safety programs.

Voters are required to bring one form of photo identification with them in order to vote on Tuesday.

That photo ID can be an Arizona driver's license, an Arizona ID, a tribal ID card or a valid federal, state or local government issued ID.

Voters who do not have a photo ID will need to bring two forms of non-photo IDs with them, such as a utility bill dated within 90 days of the election, a bank or credit union statement dated within 90 days of the election, a valid Arizona vehicle registration, a property tax statement from the voter's residence, a vehicle insurance card, or a federal, state or local non-photo ID card, such as a voter registration card. All non-photo IDs must have the voter's current name and address printed on them.