Vote By Mail

2024 Elections

Three elections are currently scheduled for 2024. Ballots will be mailed to those on the Active Early Voting List on the dates listed below. These ballots can be returned by mail or by using a Yavapai County Official Drop Box listed below.

Arizona began no excuse voting-by-mail in 1991. Voters on the Active Early Voting List (AEVL) are automatically sent a ballot for every election for which they are qualified to vote. Jurisdictional elections are all mail elections.

Vote-by-mail ballot packages will be mailed out to AEVL voters 27 days before Election Day.

Applying for the Active Early Voting List or requesting removal from the Active Early Voting List requires a voter’s birth date and signature. You may fill out the required form and return it to:

Voter Registration
1015 Fair St Room 228
Prescott AZ 86305-1807

Application to be placed on the Active Early Voting List(PDF, 220KB)

Request to be removed from the Active Early Voting List(PDF, 168KB)

Filling out your Early Ballot Affidavit:

Be sure to sign your original signature on your ballot affidavit. The Voter Registration Department will verify your signature against the signatures we have on file. If your signature matches, your ballot will be sent for tabulation. If your signature doesn’t match, you will be contacted.

Returning Your Ballot:

All Early Ballots must be in the possession of the County Recorder by 7:00 pm on Election Day.

You may drop your ballot off at an official ballot drop box or a Voter Center before 7:00 pm on Election Day. Postmarks do not count, if you are mailing your ballot through the USPS please mail it at least 7 days before Election Day.

Deadlines to Mail or Return Your Ballot


Ballots Mailed

Last Day to Request an Early Ballot

Ballot Return Deadline

Presidential Preference

March 19, 2024

February 21, 2024

March 8, 2024

March 19, 2024  7:00pm


July 30, 2024

July 3, 2024

July 19, 2024

July 30, 2024  7:00pm


November 5, 2024

October 9, 2024  October 25, 2024 November 5, 2024  7:00pm


Official Ballot Drop Boxes:

Yavapai County has 19 official ballot drop boxes conveniently located throughout the county. For jurisdictional elections, only those drop boxes in that jurisdiction will be open.

Yavapai County Voter Registration employees of different political affiliations will retrieve and securely transport in a county vehicle the ballots from these drop boxes. Each ballot dropped off at an official ballot drop box saves the county 65.5 cents. For a list of official ballot drop box locations, click here.

Voters not on the Active Early Voter List may request a one-time Early Ballot by contacting Voter Registration at 928-771-3248 ext. 9 or

Signature Curing

The Prescott Recorder's Office (1015 Fair Street) will be open from 8 am to 5 pm the Saturday and Sunday before and after an Federal election for signature curing.

Conditional Provisional Curing

Voters who did not provide proper identification at a polling place on Election Day and cast a provisional ballot can cure those ballots by bringing proper Identification to the Prescott Recorder's Office (1015 Fair Street) or Cottonwood Recorder's Office (10 S 6th St). Those offices will be open from 8 am to 5 pm every day through the Sunday after the election.