In a continuing effort to make 2020 elections as convenient as possible for rural and Tribal voters, Gila County Recorder Sadie Jo Bingham and her staff have arranged early voting dates so residents of San Carlos and also White Mountain Apache communities don’t have to drive their ballot to Globe, or vote-by-mail. And a reminder: the only voting happening during February and March is for the Presidential Preference Election March 17, which is limited to candidates of the Democratic party - and open only to voters who registered as Democrats by the registration deadline Feb. 18.
Planning to vote in the ‘PPE’? Make sure to verify your registration while there is still one week remaining to enroll as a voter, and its convenient and easy to verify or register online at servicearizona.com. Or download a voter registration form at the Arizona Secretary of State’s website (azsos.gov) or register in person at County Recorder Sadie Jo Bingham’s Office in the east wing of the Gila County Courthouse in Globe. For Apache Voters and San Carlos residents registered as democrat, early voting will be offered:
• Feb. 25 at San Carlos Apache Hospital 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
• Feb. 26 at San Carlos Older Adult Center – 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
• Feb. 27 at San Carlos Tribal Administrative Building 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
• March 3 Canyon Day Assembly of God Church 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
• March 6 Whiteriver Community Center from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
As an additional outreach effort specific to the San Carlos and White Mountain Apache Tribes during this election year, the Gila County Recorder’s Office staff includes Edith Starr, who began work as voter outreach assistant and is fluent in Apache. See a brief video interview with her at bit.ly/2S1n4Q1, or search youtube with keywords “2020 Get Out and Vote Gila County”.
Questions about voter registration, or the Presidential Preference Election March 17? Call Gila County Recorder’s Office staff 928-402-8740 or toll-free 800-291-4452; email [email protected] or [email protected]