August 3rd
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Learn about the August 3, 2021 elections happening in the City of Prescott and the Town of Dewey-Humboldt

Home What We Do August 3, 2021 Local Election August 3, 2021 Election - Yavapai County

Important Dates

  • June
    19 UOCAVA Ballots Mailed
  • July
    6 Voter registration deadline
  • July
    7 Early voting begins
  • July
    23 Last day to request a ballot by mail
  • July
    27 Mail in your early ballot by
  • July
    30 Last day to vote early in person
  • August
    3 Election Day

*As of Aug 9, 2017, voter registration deadlines falling on a legal holiday or weekend move to the next immediate business day, pursuant to changes enacted by SB 1307.

City of Prescott/Town of Dewey-Humboldt Voters

The elections happening in Yavapai County are ballot by mail jurisdictional elections. State law allows for jurisdictions to to hold all mail elections and this means the county will automatically mail a ballot to every eligible voter. The City of Prescott is having candidate races (Mayor 2 yr & Council 4yr) and Proposition 453 on the ballot. While the Town of Dewey-Humboldt is having 3 recall races on the ballot.

How Can I Return My Voted Ballot?

Voters have options in returning their ballot. You could return it by mail, drop off your ballot at a voting location or a secure ballot drop box, or vote in person. Click here for more voting information.

I never received my ballot?

If you never received your ballot, or it was damaged, you are able to ask the recorder's office to send a replacement ballot by mail by contacting Yavapai County no later than July 23rd, the last day to request a ballot by mail. You can also request a replacement ballot by visiting the voting portal and clicking on "Request a Ballot-By-Mail".

What's on the Ballot? (Prescott)

What's on the Ballot? (Dewey-Humboldt)

How are votes counted & secured?

Before a ballot can be tabulated there are multiple verification steps & safeguards that are put in place to ensure the ballot is valid. Counties must adhere to chain of custody protocols. This means that there is a log/paper trail for every single ballot. This includes all early ballots and all ballots at voting locations. Ballots are stored in secure locations and there is a live video feed to the ballot tabulation room for every county. Counties must follow the procedures manual for ensuring the physical security of all ballots. This includes the use of tamper evident seals, identification badges, the presence of two or more staff members of opposite political affiliations, audits, etc. To find more information about the tabulation process or security click the buttons below.

How Votes are Counted?

Election Security


Contact Information

County Recorder
Michelle Burchill
1015 Fair Street, Room 228
Prescott, AZ 86305
[email protected]

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County Election Director
Laurin Custis
1015 Fair Street, Room 228
Prescott, AZ 86305

[email protected]

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Voting FAQ

Voting FAQ

1. When are the polls open?
Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. Don't forget your ID!
2. Can I vote early?
Absolutely. For the all mail elections voters will automatically receive a ballot in your mailbox beginning 27 days before the election. If you are living in an area not participating in an all mail election voters on the Active Early Voting List (AEVL) will receive ballots automatically. Voters not on AEVL may also make a one-time early ballot request or visit a replacement or voting location.
3. What if I have an emergency and can't vote on Election Day?
If a voter cannot vote during the early voting period, emergency voting is available beginning 5pm the Friday before Election Day through 5pm the Monday before Election Day. Voters must sign an affidavit under penalty of perjury that they have an emergency that prevents them from voting on Election Day (voters do not need to disclose what the emergency is).
4. Do I need ID to vote early?
If you vote early by mail, ID is not required. Your signature on the early ballot affidavit is compared to your voter registration record by the County Recorder to determine if the signature is valid.

ID is required if you vote early in person, or at a polling place or voting center on Election Day.
List of Acceptable Identification
5. How can military & overseas voters (UOCAVA) get a ballot?
Military and Overseas voters have special voting rights under federal and state law (Uniformed & Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA)). These rights include the use of a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to register to vote and request an early ballot as well as the use of a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB), which serves as an emergency back-up ballot. Learn More
6. Do I have to vote everything on my ballot?
No, voters do not have to vote everything on their ballot. The votes they do cast will still be counted. However, we encourage voters to vote down the ballot as local races, propositions, judges, etc. can impact voters' daily lives.