Get information about running for office, voter registration and early voting. This year's Primary & General Elections, Aug. 27 and Nov. 5 respectively, will nominate and/or elect candidates for Mayor, three Councilmembers and a Presiding Municipal Judge.
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.
Upcoming Primary and General Elections
The upcoming Primary and General elections will be held on August 27, 2013, and November 5, 2013, respectively. The purpose of these elections is to nominate and/or elect candidates for one Mayor, three Councilmembers and a Presiding Municipal Judge.
Election results will be posted here after 8pm on Election Day and on the days that follow.
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 VotingAny 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?
At this time, election centers are still being negotiated. Once finalized, we will provide a complete list.
Not Sure Which Precinct is Yours?
The Secretary of State can also help you find your precinct. Visit their "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 that may be helpful to a voter is available via these links:
- Political and Campaign Sign Information
- Yuma County Recorder's Office (This link will take you to an external website that is not part of the City of Yuma official website.)
Publicity Pamphlets and Sample Ballots
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 2011 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.
- View Campaign Finance Reports...
- Download Political Action Committee and Campaign Finance Forms...
- Campaign Contributions and Expenses For Local Jurisdictions...
(from the Office of the Secretary of State)
Past Election Results
- November 19, 2012 Press Release: City Voters Pass 2012 General Plan
- November 8, 2011 General Special Election
- May 18, 2010 - Special Election
- November 3, 2009 - General Election
- September 1, 2009 - Primary Election
- May 19, 2009 - Special Election
- November 4, 2008 - Special Election
- November 6, 2007 - General/Special Election
- September 11, 2007 Primary/Special Election
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.