Elections

The City of Yuma holds regular elections in odd numbered years for the purpose of electing candidates. Additionally, the City may hold elections for other purposes as the City Council may prescribe.

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Upcoming Election Information

The upcoming Primary and General Election will be held on August 25, 2015 and November 3, 2015, respectively.

The purpose of this election is to elect three Councilmembers and one Municipal Judge to serve a term from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2019. Candidates being considered for these seats are:

   Councilmembers

  • Jacob Miller
  • Mike Shelton
  • Edward Thomas

   Write-In's

  • Kim Hamersley
  • Stephen E. Madrill
  • Raul Mendoza
  • Marilyn Young

   Municipal Judge

  • Jenny Farmer-Umphress


 

Voting Centers

Election hours are from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and there will be three Voting Centers available for qualified electors. Voting Centers are located at:

  1. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Center
    300 S. 13th Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364

  2. Yuma Civic Center
    1440 W Desert Hills Drive, Yuma, AZ 85365

  3. Community Christian Church
    6480 E. Highway 95, Yuma, AZ 85365

 

Recent Primary and General Elections

 

 

 

 

Voter Information

Voter Registration

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Voter registration for City elections is conducted by the Yuma County Recorder's Office. Mail-in registration forms (postage paid) are available at the Yuma County Recorder's Office, the City Clerk's Office, and at other locations throughout the community such as banks, post offices, and the public library.

Individuals must be registered to vote for at least 29 days prior to an election. 

Early Voting

Any qualified elector may vote by early ballot. Early voting is conducted by the Yuma County Recorder's Office. Early ballots may be requested by completing a Request for Early Ballot form which is mailed prior to each election cycle or by contacting the Yuma County Recorder's Office.

Where Do I Vote? (Vote Centers)

CompassDuring the Special Election on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. registered voters can cast their ballot at any of the following Vote Centers:

  1. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Center
    300 S. 13th Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364

  2. Yuma Civic Center
    1440 W Desert Hills Drive, Yuma, AZ 85365

  3. Community Christian Church
    6480 E. Highway 95, Yuma, AZ 85365

Not Sure Which Precinct is Yours?

Although you can vote at ANY of the above Voting Centers, If you would like to know your registered precinct, you can visit the Secretary of State's "Voter Information Center." (This link will take you to an external website that is NOT part of the City of Yuma official website.)


Additional Information

Additional information that may be helpful to a voter is available via these links:

Publicity Pamphlets and Sample Ballots

 

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Running For Public Office

The City Clerk's Office prepares a candidate packet of materials to assist individuals who may be interested in running for public office.  The information below was prepared for the 2013 election cycle.

Campaign Finance Information

Any candidate or combination of persons organized for the purpose of influencing the result of an election is required by Arizona law to file a Political Committee Statement of Organization.  In addition, each political committee must file Campaign Finance Reports of contributions and expenditures.


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Past Election Results

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Have Questions?

If you have any questions regarding elections, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (928) 373-5035. Thank you.

Si usted tiene alguna pregunta acerca de las elecciones, favor de comunicarse con la Secretaria Municipal al (928) 373-5035. Gracias.

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