Sadie Jo Bingham, the Gila County Recorder, has announced that her office has begun to mail out new voter identification cards to all registered voters in Gila County. This mailing process will take a little over a week to complete since more than 28,000 cards will be mailed. Mrs. Bingham anticipates that all cards will be mailed by Jan. 29.
The identification cards may be used at the polling places as one form of identification when you vote in person. Once their new card is received their old card should be destroyed so there is no confusion about assigned districts.
This mailing is also a way to verify correct addresses. If you receive a card for a voter who no longer resides at your address, please write a note that the person no longer lives there and place the card back in the mail. You do not need to add postage to return the card. Returning the cards will help keep the voter registration roll as clean as possible. Federal law does not allow for the removal of a voter from the voter registration roll unless undeliverable mail is returned to our office.
If you do not receive a card by Feb. 5 and you believe you are registered to vote, please call the Recorder’s Office at 928-402-8731 or 800-291-4452.