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Recorder's Office open this weekend for advance voters
For those who can't get to the polls on Tuesday and didn't get an early ballot, the Yuma County Recorder's Office is keeping its doors open this weekend to help residents make their vote count in the general election.
Registered voters can head over to the Recorder's Office at 410 S. Maiden Lane between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and cast their ballot.
Those with early ballots also can drop them off inside the office or in the drop box out front.
A total of 39,897 early ballots were mailed out. As of late Thursday, 16,658 returned early ballots and ballots cast at the Recorder's Office had been processed with another 4,000 pending.
Recorder Robyn Stallworth Pouquette issued a reminder Thursday that early ballots must be received in her office by 5 p.m. the day of the general election. Ballots received after Tuesday's deadline will not be counted even if they are postmarked prior to Nov. 6.
After early voting closes at 5 p.m. on Sunday, registered voters who have not voted by early ballot are encouraged to cast their votes in the general election at the polls on Tuesday.
Yuma County has 75,573 active registered voters and 13,744 inactive registered voters, who can vote if they change their address to a valid address.
Instead of having to go to a specified polling place, voters can now go to any one of the 11 vote centers throughout the county, eliminating confusion about the correct polling place to go to. All voting data for every precinct is placed in e-poll books that are connected to a central database, and printers print out ballots on demand.
The vote centers will be open between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Election Day. The centers are located at:
• Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Center, 300 S. 13th Ave., Yuma
• Immanuel Baptist Church, 1000 E. 24th St., Yuma
• Yuma County Health Dept., 2200 W. 28th St., Yuma
• Oasis Church, 1545 S. Avenue C, Yuma
• Connecting Point Nazarene Church (formerly First Church of the Nazarene), 1900 S. Avenue A, Yuma
• Yuma County Public Works, 4343 S. Avenue 5-1/2E, Yuma
• Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Highway 95, Yuma
• First Southern Baptist Church of Wellton, 11711 William St., Wellton
• Foothills Library, 13226 E. South Frontage Road
• Somerton Library, 240 Canal St., Somerton
• Fernando Padilla Community Center, 800 Juan Sanchez Blvd., San Luis, Ariz.
For more information, call the Yuma County Elections Office at 373-1014.
The Nov. 6 general election ballot includes a number of Yuma County, state and federal races, including the presidential race. It also has nine state propositions.
In addition, city of Yuma voters will be asked to approve the 2012 General Plan, identified on the ballot as Proposition 402. The updated plan serves as a guide to where Yuma wants to be, providing comprehensive direction for the growth and development of the city for the next 10 to 20 years.