It's Election Day! Here's the Latest News

Today, August 4, is Election Day. Here’s everything you need to know to make sure your vote counts! Watch for updates!

Big Idea

  • Polling Places and Vote Centers across Arizona are open from 6 AM to 7 PM
  • In Yavapai County, you can drop your ballot off at Drop Box locations or vote in person at any Vote Center in the County (locations provided below)
  • There has been a 13% increase in registered voters since 2016
  • Over 57,000 of the mail-in ballots have been returned so far, that’s more than the total number of ballots returned in 2016

A note from Katie Hobbs, Secretary of State:

PHOENIX – It is Election Day, and the Secretary of State’s Office is reminding voters that polling places and vote centers across the state are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.  


“We’ve been working with election officials for months to make sure today’s election is safe and secure,” Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said. “It’s also important for voters to know that if they still have a ballot-by-mail, they should drop it off at a voting location today. It’s too late to mail it back.” 

Information about where to vote or drop off a ballot, as well as the 2020 AZVoteSafe Guide are available at Arizona.Vote.

The Secretary of State’s Office will start publishing results around 8 p.m. at Arizona.Vote. At the same time, downloadable results will be available in an XML file from an FTP or HTTPS site at press.azsos.gov. The report will be updated periodically, as new data is available until all eligible votes are accounted for.    

For more information, visit Arizona.Vote.  

Let’s look at some numbers in Yavapai County: 

According to Leslie Hoffman, Yavapai County Recorder, as of July 6th, 2020, in Yavapai County there are: 

Registered Voters: 149,899

Republicans: 72,026

Democrats: 32,908

Libertarians: 1,155

Other: 43,810 

The Permanent Early Voting List is now at 81.3% of all registered voters. As people move into or out of the county, or pass away, the numbers are continually fluctuating.

As of August 3, 1:30 PM, over 101,000 ballots were mailed out. They have accepted a total of 57,300 ballots for a 56.3% return on the mail-in ballots so far. Ballots received after 1:30 yesterday afternoon, or any received today are not been included in that count. 

In 2016, there were 130,335 Registered Voters. They received a total of 55,082 ballots in the Primary, which is a 42.26% return.

In Yavapai County, you can drop off your ballot at a designated Drop Box or you can vote in person at one of 25 Vote Centers. DO NOT mail in your ballot, because it must be received by 7 PM tonight. Here are the Drop Box locations and the Vote Center locations. 

If you vote in person, you can go to any of the 25 Vote Centers in the County. COVID-19 concerns are being taken very seriously, and they will be encouraging social distancing and wearing masks. However, Hoffman explains, “Masks are not required; however we are strongly encouraging their use.”

 Voters will be provided with the following items as needed:

  • Disposable masks
  • Disposable Headset Ear Covers for use with the touch screen
  • Disposable Finger Cots for use with the poll book check in station and the touch screen
  • Pens 

If you have your own mask and pen, you are encouraged to bring it with you.

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Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Editor and Publisher of CopperState News. In her past life, she was the founder of a successful local news media publication in the Prescott area. She started CopperState News with the idea that local news deserves a statewide platform.

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