Prepares, administers, and conducts federal, state, and local elections in accordance with, and not limited to, the Arizona Revised Statutes, the Secretary of State's Procedure Manual, the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), and other applicable laws and regulations. The department also provides contract election services and assistance to cities within the County and special districts (school districts, fire districts, sanitation, road improvement, hospital, water districts, and the community college district).
To professionally perform the duties of the Elections Department with integrity, a spirit of innovation, accessibility, transparency, and efficient use of taxpayer resources while emphasizing outstanding customer service and maintaining professional election standards.
Special Taxing Districts
Special taxing districts are established under Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 48, as political subdivisions of the state. They are governed by an elected board.
Special Districts are separate entities and are not a part of Cochise County. Questions should be addressed directly with the Special District.
Voter Registration (new registrations and changes) is managed by the Cochise County Recorder. To register to vote or to request an early ballot email the County Recorder at call (520) 432-8358 or 1-888-457-4513.
Campaign Finance Forms
- Committee Statement of Organization (PDF)
- Campaign Finance Report Filing Deadlines (PDF)
- Campaign Finance Reports (PDF)
- Committee Termination Form (PDF)
- Az Secretary of State Candidate Campaign Finance Handbook
- Az Secretary of State Political Action Committee Finance Handbook
Political Action Committees (PAC)
Year-End Financial Disclosure Filings
Interested in becoming a Precinct Committeeman (PC) in Cochise County? Download the form, fill it out, sign it, and scan or email it back to your County Party Chairman for processing. Cochise County cannot accept these forms directly, they must come through, and be signed by the PC applicant and the County Party Chairman. Do not return this form to the Elections Department.
|Republic Party||Democratic Party|
|Deborah Wise||Elisabeth Tyndall|
|Email Deborah Wise||Email Elisabeth|
Libertarian or No Labels Party, contact your State Party Chairman. Questions? Call the Elections Department at 520-432-8970.
Know Who to Call
Here is an outline of the separate duties of the Cochise County Elections Department and the Cochise County Recorder's Office.
|Elections Office||Recorder's Office|
|Accepts Candidate/Petition Filings||Registers Voters|
|Records Campaign Finance Reports||Maintains/Updates Voter List|
|Designs Ballots||Validates Petition Signatures|
|Contracts/Inspects Election Day Voting Sites||Mails Early Ballots|
|Hires Election Workers||Manages Mail-in Ballot Drop-off Locations|
|Conducts Poll Worker Training||Verifies Mail-in Ballot Signatures|
|Schedules Curbside Voting||Conducts all Early In-person Voting|
|Facilitates Election Day Voting||Administers Emergency Voting|
|Provides Alternative Ballots, e.g., Large Print||Handles Uniformed and Overseas Voting|
|Posts Election Results|
Stores Ballots Until Election Certification
**Ballots are stored in the Treasurer's vault after the Certification**
|While the County Recorder is an elected position, all county employees in the Election and Recorder offices conduct business in a nonpartisan manner in alignment with Arizona statues.|
Cochise County Elections
1415 Melody Lane
Bisbee, AZ 85603