Voter Registration & Qualifications
Prescott Valley voters had the opportunity to vote by all mail ballot since 2001. However, Legislative changes require that the August Primary and November General Elections now be held as polling center/polling place elections. If you wish to continue to vote via a mail ballot you are encouraged to contact Yavapai County Voter Registration at 928.772.3248 to register to be put on the Permanent Early Voter List. If you do not register for an early ballot you will have to go to a polling center to vote on election day. Your other option is to vote early in person at Yavapai County Elections on 1015 Fair Street in Prescott before election day.
Voter registration forms are available online at the Secretary of States Office, in the Town Clerk's Office at 7501 East Civic Circle, Prescott Valley or Yavapai County Voter Registration at 1015 Fair Street, Prescott. If you move, your registration can be transferred by filling out a new registration form. For additional information about voter registration, or to verify your current registration, contact the Yavapai County Voter Registration at 928.771.3248 or Yavapai County Elections.
To register to vote, an individual must possess all of the following qualifications:
- United States citizenship
- Age of 18 years or more on or before the regular General Election next following his registration
- State residency for a period of 29 days prior to election
- Residency in the city or town for 29 days prior to the election
- Ability to write one's own name or make his mark unless prevented by physical disability.
To register, an applicant must have proof of citizenship. This requirement applies if it is their first time registering to vote in Arizona or if the applicant has moved to another county in Arizona. If the applicant has an Arizona driver license or non-operating identification issued after October 1, 1996, the number is inserted on the front of the Arizona Voter Registration form. This will serve as proof of citizenship and no additional documents are needed. If not, the applicant must attach proof of citizenship to the form. Only 1 acceptable form of proof is needed to register to vote. The following is a list of acceptable documents to establish citizenship:
- A legible photocopy of a birth certificate that verifies citizenship and supporting legal documentation (i.e. marriage certificate) if the name on the birth certificate is not the same as the applicant's current legal name
- A legible photocopy of pertinent pages of a United States passport identifying the applicant
- Presentation to the County Recorder of United States naturalization documents or fill in your Alien Registration Number in box 11
- Your Indian Census Number, Bureau of Indian Affairs Card Number, Tribal Treaty Card Number, or Tribal Enrollment Number in box 10
- A legible photocopy of a driver license or non-operating identification from another state within the United States if the license indicates that the applicant has provided satisfactory proof of citizenship
- A legible photocopy of a Tribal Certificate of Indian Blood or Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Affidavit of Birth
If the person is already registered in Arizona and is only moving within the same county, changing their name or political party affiliation, they do not need to provide proof of citizenship.
To vote in the next election you must register by October 9, 2018.