Charity Sam, administrative assistant for the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President, announced on Monday, Aug. 29, that the Navajo Nation Personnel Policy related to time off for voting allows registered voters to receive up to two hours of paid absence from work to vote in a Navajo Nation, state, federal or local electioin.
Polls open for the 2016 Navajo Nation Primary Election at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
Sam stated that the length of the absence will be granted at the discretion of the immediate supervisor.” All registered Arizona voters are allowed two hours of administrative leave Aug. 30, to vote in the primary election.
She added that If more than the authorized two hours is needed, the decision to grant additional hours of admin leave will be up to the supervisor and, or division director.
For information, contact Arbin Mitchell, Office of the President and Vice President chief of staff, 928-810-8506, 928-864-6664.
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS FROM THE ARIZONA DAILY SUN:
Arizona has an open primary law, which means voters who are not registered with a recognized political party, including those registered as independents, can choose to vote on one of the officially recognized political parties’ ballots. Voters registered with a recognized political party can only vote on that party’s ballot.
The winners of the Primary Election will appear on the General Election ballot this November along with independent candidates. Those ballots will not be party specific.
VOTING IN PERSON
Polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. All polling places on the Navajo Nation and in Moenkopi will be on daylight saving time. Polling places not located on the Navajo Nation or in Moenkopi will be on Arizona time, which is an hour behind daylight saving time.
Sample ballots listing a voter’s assigned polling place have been mailed to households with registered voters who have not been issued early ballots. Coconino County is using all of its polling places for the Primary Election, so some voters will be voting at a different location than they did for the March 22 Presidential Preference Election and the May 17 State Special Election.
There will be new polling locations for voters in the following three precincts:
• Flagstaff 4 – Voters will vote at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 423 N. Beaver St, Flagstaff, because of construction at Flagstaff High School.
• Page East 73 – The polling place for these voters was changed to the Page CAVIAT School, 19 Popular St, Page. This facility is located within the boundaries of the precinct and should be more convenient for voters.
• Sedona North 82 – All registered voters on the Coconino County side of Sedona will be voting at the Christ Lutheran Church, 25 Chapel Rd, Sedona, because of construction at the Wayside Chapel Community Church.
If people find out Monday that they have to go out of town on Election Day, they can vote early in at the County General Services Building, 110 E. Cherry Ave., Flagstaff that day until 5 p.m.
WHAT TO BRING
In order to vote at the polls Tuesday, voters need to bring appropriate identification. That can be:
1. A document bearing the name, address and photograph of the elector, such as a valid Arizona driver license or tribal enrollment card.
2. Two different forms of identification that bear the name and address of the elector, such as a utility bill or bank statement dated within 90 days or vehicle registration or insurance card.
3. One form of acceptable photo identification with one form of non-photo identification that bears the name and address of the elector.
The deadline has passed for early voters to mail their ballots in time to be counted. People who have voted early ballots but missed the mail-in deadline may drop them off in one of the white ballot drop boxes in the parking lots of the County General Services Building, 110 E. Cherry Ave., Flagstaff or the County Health and Community Services Building, 2625 N. King St., Flagstaff. Early voters in Tuba City can drop off their ballots in the Tuba City Elections Office located in the basement of the Tuba City Library, Main Street, Tuba City.
Early voters also can drop off their completed early ballots Tuesday at any polling place in the county between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Early voters should remember to sign the return ballot envelope or their ballots will not be counted.
All political signs and anyone handing out political literature must be at least 75 feet from the entrance of a polling place. The only observers allowed in the polling places are those who have been appointed by the Republican or Democratic County Party chair. Observers must have an official letter of appointment with them.
For more information about the Primary Election, call the Coconino County Elections Office at 1-800-793-6181 or 928-679-7860, or visit www.coconino.az.gov/elections.
PRECINCT 1: FLAGSTAFF #01 — Kingdomheirs Church, 520 N. Switzer Canyon Rd.
PRECINCT 2: FLAGSTAFF #02 — Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1601 N. San Francisco St.
PRECINCT 3: FLAGSTAFF #03 — Federated Community Church, 400 W. Aspen Ave.
PRECINCT 4: FLAGSTAFF #04 — Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 423 N. Beaver St.
PRECINCT 5: FLAGSTAFF #05 — The Peaks Senior Living Community, 3150 Winding Brook Rd.
PRECINCT 6: FLAGSTAFF #06 — DoubleTree by Hilton Flagstaff, 1175 W. Route 66
PRECINCT 7: FLAGSTAFF #07 — Northland Christian Assembly, 1715 W. University Ave.
PRECINCT 8: FLAGSTAFF #08 — East Side Public Library, 3000 N. 4th St., Suite 5
PRECINCT 9: FLAGSTAFF #09 — Days Inn, 1000 W. Route 66
PRECINCT 10: FLAGSTAFF #10 — NAU University Union, NAU Campus
PRECINCT 11: FLAGSTAFF #11 — Northern AZ Church of Christ, 2203 N. East St.
PRECINCT 12: FLAGSTAFF #12 — Guadalupe Church Administration Bldg., 224 S. Kendrick St.
PRECINCT 13: FLAGSTAFF #13 — NAU University Union, NAU Campus
PRECINCT 14: FLAGSTAFF #14 — Murdoch Community Center, 203 E. Brannen Ave.
PRECINCT 15: FLAGSTAFF #15 — Coconino County Health & Community Services Bldg., 2625 N. King St.
PRECINCT 16: FLAGSTAFF #16 — Breath of Life Church, 3500 N. Fourth St.
PRECINCT 17: FLAGSTAFF #17 — Family Resource Center, 4000 N. Cummings St.
PRECINCT 18: FLAGSTAFF #18 — Living Christ Lutheran Church, 6401 N. Hwy. 89
PRECINCT 19: FLAGSTAFF #19 — Christ’s Church of Flagstaff West Campus, 3475 E. Soliere Ave.
PRECINCT 20: FLAGSTAFF #20 — NAU University Union, NAU Campus
PRECINCT 21: FLAGSTAFF #21 — DeMiguel Elementary School, 3500 S. Gillenwater
PRECINCT 22: FLAGSTAFF #22 — Bethel Community Church, 3926 S. Walapai Dr.
PRECINCT 23: FLAGSTAFF #23 — Coconino Community College, 2800 S. Lonetree Rd.
PRECINCT 24: FLAGSTAFF #24 — Country Club Terrace Apartment Homes Clubhouse, 5404 E. Cortland Blvd.
PRECINCT 25: FLAGSTAFF #25 — Knoles Elementary School, 4005 E. Butler Ave.
PRECINCT 26: FLAGSTAFF #26 — Living Christ Lutheran Church, 6401 N. Hwy. 89
PRECINCT 40: BELLEMONT — Camp Navajo Building 8, 1 Hughes Ave.
PRECINCT 41: BLUE RIDGE — Blue Ridge Community Church, 856 Coconino Loop
PRECINCT 42: BODAWAY — Bodaway Chapter House, East of Trading Post
PRECINCT 43: CAMERON — Cameron Senior Center
PRECINCT 47: COPPERMINE — Coppermine Chapter House, 22 Miles South of Page
PRECINCT 48: COALMINE — Coalmine Chapter House, 16 miles S.E. of Tuba City
PRECINCT 50: DONEY PARK — Calvary Bible Church, 6555 Townsend Winona Rd.
PRECINCT 51: SCHULTZ — Summit Fire Station #33, 6050 E. Firehouse Ln.
PRECINCT 52: TIMBERLINE/FERNWOOD — Summit Fire Station #33, 6050 E. Firehouse Ln.
PRECINCT 53: FOREST LAKES — Chevelon Butte School Building, 3031 Old Rim Rd.
PRECINCT 55: FORT VALLEY EAST — Snowbowl Lodge, 6355 N. Hwy. 180 at mile marker 223
PRECINCT 56: FORT VALLEY WEST — Snowbowl Lodge, 6355 N. Hwy. 180 at mile marker 223
PRECINCT 58: FREDONIA — Fredonia Fire Station, 20 West Brown St.
PRECINCT 59: GRAND CANYON — Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon Village
PRECINCT 60: HAVASUPAI TRIBE — Havasupai Tribe New Building, Supai Village
PRECINCT 61: INSCRIPTION HOUSE — Inscription House Chapter House (Ts’ ah bii kin), 5 Miles N. Hwy. 98 on N-16
PRECINCT 62: PUMPHOUSE WASH — Highlands Fire Station (Mountainaire), 3350 Old Munds Park Hwy.
PRECINCT 63: MORMON LAKE — Bethel Community Church, 3926 S. Walapai Dr. in Flagstaff
PRECINCT 64: KAIBAB NORTH — Kaibab Estates West Fire Station, 3905 N. Double A Ranch Rd.
PRECINCT 65: KAIBETO — Kaibeto Senior Center, ½ Mile East of Hwy. 98
PRECINCT 66: KAIBAB WEST — Kaibab Estates West Fire Station, 3905 N. Double A Ranch Rd.
PRECINCT 67: LECHEE — LeChee Chapter Admin Bldg, R-20 Coppermine Rd.
PRECINCT 69: LEUPP — Leupp Chapter House
PRECINCT 70: MOENKOPI — Upper Moenkopi Community Center, Upper Moenkopi Village
PRECINCT 71: NAVAJO MOUNTAIN — Community Arizona Warehouse, 5 miles S. of Chapter House
PRECINCT 72: PAGE CENTRAL — City of Page Townhouse, 605 S. Navajo Dr.
PRECINCT 73: PAGE EAST — Page CAVIAT School; Classroom; 19 Poplar St.
PRECINCT 74: PAGE SOUTH — Faith Bible Church, 551 San Francisco Rd.
PRECINCT 75: PAGE WEST — Page City Hall, 697 Vista Ave.
PRECINCT 79: PARKS — Maine Consolidated School, 10 N. Spring Valley Rd.
PRECINCT 80: PINEWOOD — Pinewood Fire Station, 475 E. Pinewood Blvd.
PRECINCT 82: SEDONA NORTH — Christ Lutheran Church, 25 Chapel Rd.
PRECINCT 83: SEDONA SOUTH — Christ Lutheran Church, 25 Chapel Rd.
PRECINCT 84: RANCHES — DoubleTree by Hilton Flagstaff, 1175 W. Route 66
PRECINCT 85: SUNSET CRATER — Cromer Elementary School, 7150 Silver Saddle Rd.
PRECINCT 86: MOUNTAIN VIEW — Calvary Bible Church, 6555 Townsend Winona Rd.
PRECINCT 88: TOLANI LAKE — Tolani Lake Chapter House
PRECINCT 90: TONALEA — Tonalea Senior Citizen Center, ½ Mile Route N-21 off Hwy. 160
PRECINCT 92: WINONA — Summit Fire Station #31, 6425 N. Cosnino Rd.
PRECINCT 93: TUBA CITY NORTHEAST — Tuba City Junior High School, East Fir St.
PRECINCT 94: TUBA CITY NORTHWEST — Tuba City Primary School, Maple St.
PRECINCT 95: TUBA CITY SOUTH — Tuba City High School, 67 Warrior Dr.
PRECINCT 97: TUSAYAN — Tusayan Town Hall, 845 Mustang Drive
PRECINCT 98: WILLIAMS NORTHSIDE — Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, 235 N. Grand Canyon Blvd.
PRECINCT 99: WILLIAMS SOUTHSIDE — St. John’s Episcopal-Lutheran Church, 202 W. Grant