YC Clerk’s Corner: Election information

Make a plan to vote! Make your voice heard!
Ballots for the November 8, 2022, General Election have been mailed and you should receive your ballot by the end of the week of October 17. The General Election will be conducted as an all-Mail Ballot Delivery Election.

Is it possible to receive two ballots? It is very possible that this might happen to you in this election. Sandhills Groundwater Management District and Central Yuma Groundwater Management District, each has a question that will go only to landowners owning land or mineral rights in these districts. In this case, you would get your regular General Election ballot and one or both of the Groundwater Management Districts, depending on you would also get a property owner ballot. Property owner ballot envelopes are a different color and have either a red lined label on their return envelope for the Central Yuma Groundwater Management District or a blue lined label for the Sandhills Groundwater Management District.
The ballot you receive in the mail is your official ballot and the ballot you need to vote and return to our office for processing.
Ballots are mailed to all Active Eligible Voters. As soon as you receive your ballot you may vote the ballot with your choices and then return it to one of the many drop off locations or 24-hour ballots boxes as listed on your voter instructions.
Remember to allow enough time for the ballot to reach our office! Postmarks do not count! Mail-in ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. November 8, 2022.
Tips for the mail ballots:
You do not have to select or vote each race or issue-your ballot will still count the selections you did make.
You MUST sign the envelope.
Power of Attorney forms do not allow you to sign for the voter.
It takes a minimum of 5 days to mail a ballot from Yuma
You may request a replacement mail ballot from the clerk’s office up to 4:30 p.m. Monday October 31, 2022
You may request a replacement mail at the VSPC up to and including Election Day.
If picking up ballots to deliver them, NO MORE than 10 ballots may be delivered from one person. That person will be required to sign on the third-party delivery line.
You must attach the proper postage to the return envelope if mailing.
All voted ballots and replacement ballots must be returned to the Yuma County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, the Election Center, in one of the 24-hour drop boxes or at the NJC Satellite office located in Yuma by 7:00 p.m. November 8, 2022.
Questions regarding your mail-in ballot:
What if my ballot does not arrive? If your General Election ballot does not arrive by October 28, 2022, please phone or visit the Clerk’s office or one of the VSPCs.
I spoiled my ballot, now what do I do? Please phone or visit the Clerk’s office or stop by one of the VSPCs when they open. You may obtain a replacement ballot during normal business hours; from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
What do I do with my mail-in ballot? You can vote your ballot any time after you receive the ballot. You can either mail it back with proper postage prior to October 31 or drop it off at any of the locations listed on your Voter Secrecy Sleeve. You may do this any time up to November 8, 2022, all ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. Election Day in order to be counted.
All ballots are processed by election judges that are recommended by the Caucus and approved by your local party chairs. The Staff of the Clerk’s office assists when there is an issue, otherwise, your peers are working the election.
Have process or tabulation questions? Please contact the Yuma County Clerk’s office. We would be happy to assist you.