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Voter registration deadline approaching for Aug. 29 election

With the City’s next election day coming up Aug. 29, the City urges residents to register to vote or to check their registration status as soon as possible. The deadline for voters to register is 5 p.m. Monday, July 31.

Yuma voters will elect a Mayor, Presiding Municipal Judge, and three seats on the Yuma City Council during this election.

Voters may register or check their status online through Service Arizona or in person at the office of the Yuma County Recorder. Please note the Recorder’s office has relocated since the last City election. The voter registration entrance is now at 197 S. Main St., in between the movie theaters and Lutes Casino. Their phone number is 928-373-6034.

To register in person, visitors to the Recorder’s office should do so between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. They will stop taking in-person registrations at 5 p.m. July 31. However, online registrations through Service Arizona will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. July 31.

Voting early by mail, currently utilized by an average of 3 out of 4 Yuma voters, begins in early August. Voters may request a mail-in ballot through the Recorder’s office.

“We strongly encourage our residents to take advantage of having their voice be heard in selecting their representatives in City government,” said City Administrator Greg Wilkinson. “The Mayor and City Council make a number of important decisions that affect city services and the direction of Yuma’s growth. They are the people’s voice in City Hall.”