BISBEE, Ariz. (10/25/2022) – Election Day is only 2 weeks away, and the Cochise County Elections Department encourages voters to be #ElectionReady for the November 8, 2022 General Election. Voters in Cochise County have several voting options and can avoid lines and delays by voting early.
Vote-by-mail ballots were placed in the USPS mailstream starting on October 12, 2022. Voters who are on the Active Early Voting List (AEVL) should have received theirs by now. Voters must contact the County Recorder’s Office by October 28, 2022 to request a one-time ballot by mail for the General Election. To track the status of a vote-by-mail ballot, visit my.arizona.vote or contact the Recorder’s Office at 520-432-8358.
Voters have several options to return their ballot: by regular mail with no postage required, secure ballot drop box managed by the Recorder’s Office, or Vote Centers on Election Day. Ballot drop boxes are open only during business hours Monday–Friday. For a list of locations, go to https://cochise.az.gov/DocumentCenter/View/7590/Ballot-Box-Drop-Off-Locations-PDF. Voters may also drop off a ballot at any of the 17 Vote Centers on Election Day from 6:00am to 7:00pm. For locations, visit www.cochise.az.gov/elections. Ballots must be received by 7:00pm Election night or they cannot be accepted. Ballots received after that time are rejected under Arizona law, regardless of postmark date.
Voters may vote early in person at the Recorder’s Office in Bisbee during regular business hours through Friday, November 4, 2022. On Monday, November 7, Emergency Voting takes place during business hours at the same location.
For questions about early voting, drop boxes or to check the status of your ballot email email@example.com or call 520-432-8358.
For questions about election day voting, Vote Center locations, identification required at the polls or what’s on your ballot email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 520-432-8970.
Director of Elections, Lisa Marra reminds voters “In the two weeks leading up to Election Day, voters have multiple ways to ensure they are ready to vote and have their voices heard. To avoid delays and lines, vote early in person or return your ballot prior to election day. For voters who intend to vote on Election Day, please research the candidates and ballot measures, complete your sample ballot and bring it with you. If voters have not done this important work to know what’s on their ballot, long lines and delays are created for all voters.”