Jon Johnson File Photo: Registered voters can still receive an early mail-in ballot for the May 19 recall election, do early in-person curbside voting at the GSB, or vote at a vote center on election day.
By Jon Johnson
GRAHAM COUNTY – With the closure of government facilities to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic – including the General Services Building (GSB) – Graham County is making sure its voters realize the various ways one can cast their vote in the upcoming May 19 special recall election, the regular primary election Aug. 4, and the regular general election Nov. 3.
While the county will have its normal vote centers in operation from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the May 19 election at this time, there are other options for those who prefer to vote without contact or to vote early. (See below to view the locations of the vote centers)
For those who would like to mail in their ballot for the recall election, they can either request a ballot online here or call the Recorder’s Office at 428-3560 and request a ballot by phone. Requests for a mail-in ballot for the May 19 recall election must be made by Friday, May 8.
Starting May 3, voters may request a mail-in ballot for the Aug. 4 primary election. Voters can also request to permanently have a mail-in ballot by filling out a permanent early voting form found here.
Additionally, the Graham County Recorder’s Office will support in-person early voting for the recall election from April 22 – May 15 by performing curbside voting. Normally, a person would enter the GSB and go to the Recorder’s Office to vote in person. However, due to the closure of the building during the pandemic, the office requests voters to park and call them at 428-3560. A representative will then take a ballot down to the voter for curbside voting and will take it back to the office and enter it when completed, according to Voter Registration Specialist/Deputy Recorder Polly Merriman.
Graham County Vote Centers
Solomon School Gym 2285 S. Stevens Ave., Solomon
Graham County Fairgrounds Agriculture Building 3805 S. U.S. Highway 191, Safford
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church 311 Central Ave., Safford
EAC Fine Arts Auditorium 663 N. Stadium Ave. Thatcher
Pima School 192 East 200 South, Pima
Ft. Thomas School Gym 15502 W. U.S. Highway 70, Fort Thomas
Robert Olivar Sr. Learning Center 297 E. U.S. Highway 70, Bylas
San Carlos Housing Authority Highway 70/Moonbase Road, Peridot