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Sedona Vote-By-Mail Special Election Nov. 8

The City of Sedona will be holding a Vote-By-Mail Special Election on Nov. 8.

There are two ballot propositions. Proposition 410 is a referendum to decide whether or not the voters want the City of Sedona to take portions of State Route 89A and State Route 179 from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). Proposition 411 is an initiative to decide if future offers from the State of Arizona to transfer any State Route within the Sedona City Limits should be referred to the voters.

Publicity pamphlets discussing these propositions have been mailed to the households of all registered voters in the City Limits.

The Yavapai County Election Department will be conducting the election for the City of Sedona in both the Yavapai and Coconino County sections of the City.

Yavapai County Voter Registration will send a ballot, by mail, to every registered voter in the City of Sedona beginning the week of Oct. 17, 22 days prior to the Special Election Day. Voters may return voted ballots to Yavapai County via the U.S. Mail. Voters may also hand deliver ballots to the Sedona City Clerk, 102 Roadrunner Drive, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, or to the Yavapai County Annex, Recorder's Office at 10 S. Sixth St. in Cottonwood throughout the balloting period, or during the hours of 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the day of the election, Nov. 8.

Voters may also place their ballots in the Yavapai County Early Ballot Drop Box in the Sedona City Hall parking lot or the Yavapai County Annex parking lot. Yavapai County Voter Registration or the Sedona City Clerk must receive ballots by 7 p.m. on the day of the Election, Nov. 8. Postmarks are not accepted.

If a voter misplaces his or her ballot, does not receive a ballot, or spoils the ballot in any way, a voter may go to the Sedona City Clerk's Office or the Yavapai County Annex, Recorder's Office in Cottonwood to vote a ballot to be verified. If a voter knows that he or she will be out of the City during the election period, the voter may call, write, or e-mail the Yavapai County Voter Registration Office to request that his or her mail ballot be sent to a different address. The phone number is (928) 639-8100, ext. 3248, address is Yavapai County Voter Registration, 1015 Fair Street, Room 228, Prescott AZ 86305, or e-mail

A voter in this election must be a qualified elector of the City of Sedona. A qualified elector of the City is defined as a person, eighteen years or older, whose name appears on the Coconino or Yavapai County voter registration rolls for the City of Sedona 29 days prior to the date of the election. For more information, call the City Clerk's office at (928) 282-3113.

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