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Democrats set to cast their ballots Tuesday

On Tuesday, Democrats in Gila County will cast their ballots in the Presidential Preference Election. Elections Director, Eric Mariscal,  says there have been no changes to the polling locations.  The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday., and  as long as you are in line by 7 p.m., you will be allowed to vote. 

Locally, the polling locations include:

     >Globe Elks Lodge and the Miami High School

     >Roosevelt Baptist Church, Tonto Basin Chamber, Hayden/Winkleman School

     >Rice Gym-San Carlos

As of March 16, there were 19 confirmed or presumed positive COVID-l9 cases in Arizona, although none of those were in Gila County. Still, the CDC and local health professionals recommended “social distancing,” and avoiding crowds and unnecessary gathering. Mariscal says all voting locations will have hand sanitizer and marshalls will be wiping down voting booths regularly. 

Please note:  You must already be a registered Democrat to vote. Check your voter registration and eligibility by visiting the Secretary of State website HERE

For questions you can call Gila County Elections a 928-402-870

Mail in Ballot Drop Offs

If you received your ballot by mail and have not mailed it back, it is not too late to return it by mail. Instead you will need to drop it off at any of the voting locations, ensuring it is sealed, and signed  inside the green envelope.

According toMariscal,  if you have your ballot signed and sealed, you will be allowed to go to the front of the line and deposit your ballot in the ballot box without standing in line. 

“People can also use the ballot box located outside at the front of the Court House to drop off their ballots,” says Mariscal. 

You may have a family member or friend drop off your ballot if you do not want to get out of your house at this time due to concerns over the corona virus. 

Bring ID to the Polling Booth

Voters need to bring a form of identification to the polls. The following photo IDs are accepted:

  • Valid Arizona driver’s license.
  • Valid Arizona non-operating ID license.
  • Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal ID.
  • Valid U.S. federal, state or local government issued ID.

If you do not have one of these forms of ID, you will need two other forms of ID. These can include a bank statement, utility bill in your name, Arizona vehicle registration, property tax statement in your name, among other options.

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