Questions About Voting in Cochise County? See Voting Machines Up Close
- See the Cochise County voting machines up close ahead of the election
- Plan to vote in the Presidential Preference election? What you need to do
- Want to be a poll worker? Cochise County needs YOU!
Voting in Cochise County
The presidential election is coming up, and Cochise Couty is working hard to ensure all voters have confidence in the election process.
You may remember back in 2022 when Cochise County supervisor Tom Crosby questioned the use of voting machine tabulators following the Arizona gubernatorial election. This ultimately delayed the certification of the vote.
See the Voting Machines for Yourself
I sat down with Richard Karwaczka, the Cochise County Board of Supervisors County Administrator. He told me Cochise County is inviting the public to see the county voting machines in advance to answer any questions related to the process.
In partnership with Cochise College, Cochise County has invited the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer of Election Systems and Software, Chris Wlaschin to speak about the machines. He'll be giving an in-person demonstration of the voting equipment used by Cochise County.
He'll answer your questions and address security concerns about the equipment. You'll have two chances to attend this demonstration:
- Where: Cochise College in Sierra Vista
- Address: 901 N. Colombo Avenue
- Room: Student Union Community Room
- Date: Wednesday, January 17th
- Time: 10am and 6pm
How to Vote in the Presidential Preference Election in Cochise County
The Presidential Preference Election which decides which candidates will be on the ballot will be held on March 19th, 2024. This is different from Open Primary Elections.
According to Arizona state law, voters must be registered as either a Republican or a Democrat; independent or other party registrations are not eligible to vote in this election.
The Primary Election on August 6th and the General Election on November 5th is open to all registered voters. The deadline to register is February 20th, and early voting begins on February 21st. If you would like to register, visit the Arizona Secretary of State website.
Cochise County Poll Workers Wanted
If you've ever wanted to be a Poll Worker, you can work at one of Cochise County voting centers on election day. Workers are especially needed in San Simon, McNeal, and Bowie, but there are positions available throughout Cochise County.
To be a poll worker in Cochise County:
- You must be eligible to vote in Cochise County
- Training will be provided ahead of the election
- You may be eligible for a stipend
For more information, visit: Cochise County Elections.
Special thanks to Richard Krwaczka and the Cochise County Board of Supervisors for the information contained in this article.
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