About Elections

In Yavapai County, the Elections Department reports to the County Board of Supervisors.

Duties of the Elections Department

  • Conduct Primary, General and Presidential Preference elections
  • Conduct County-level Initiative, Referendum, and Recall elections
  • Contract election services with various jurisdictions in the county such as:
    • Cities & towns
    • Special Districts (fire, domestic water & waste water improvement, sanitary, road improvement, hospital, etc.)
    • School districts (in conjunction with the Yavapai County Education Service Agency)
  • Reserve Vote Centers:
    • Ensure that every Vote Center meets ADA standards for accessibility
    • Hire and train 300+ poll workers to staff Vote Centers
    • Prepare & deliver voting booths, and all Vote Center supplies
    • Test & deliver accessible voting equipment units, electronic poll books, and ballot on demand printers
  • The Elections Department is also responsible for:
    • Preparation, ordering & testing of all ballots
    • Candidate and political campaign filings
    • Tabulation of ballots
    • Preparation of election results for Canvass
    • Periodically reviewing election precinct boundaries for necessary updates

Preliminary election results are usually available after 8:00 p.m. election night on the Yavapai County website.