COTTONWOOD -- Early voting began in Yavapai County Thursday for those jurisdictions that will hold elections March 8.
Yavapai County Recorder Ana Wayman-Trujillo says, by law, the county must offer early voting opportunities if someone will not be in the area election day, vacationing overseas, for example.
Anyone who is a registered voter in a jurisdiction with an election will receive a ballot in the mail. Those will be in the mail in batches February 18th, according to the Recorder.
In Cottonwood, there are seven candidates for three council terms and a single candidate for mayor.
Mayor Diane Joens is unopposed, after a challenge removed John Ask from the ballot.
The field of council candidates includes Incumbents Duane Kirby, Terence Pratt and Darold Smith as well as Jesse Dowling, Mary Eichman, Alan Lawhorn and Ruben Jauregui.
In addition to Cottonwood, municipal elections are being held March 8 in Camp Verde Prescott Valley, Dewey-Humboldt, and Chino Valley.