Because Maricopa County will be conducting the election, polling places will be designated by the County. Polling places will be open on Election Day (Tuesday, Aug. 28) from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Voters will be able to obtain information about polling places in several ways. The name and address of the polling place for each voter's household will be identified on the Sample Ballot (provided by Maricopa County) and the Publicity Pamphlet (provided by the City of Phoenix) that will be mailed to each voter's household prior to the election. Voters also will be able to search for their polling place location on the Maricopa County Elections webpage beginning about 80 days before the election.
City voters on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) will automatically receive an early ballot by mail unless they are registered as "independent" or "no party preference", or submitted a request to not receive a ballot by mail. Because the August election is also the partisan, open State Primary Election, voters who are registered as "independent" or "no party preference" must request which ballot type they want, even if they are on the PEVL, to receive an early ballot by mail. "Independent" or "no party preference" voters may request either a specific party ballot or the non-partisan/city-only ballot by returning a notification card that will be mailed by Maricopa County 90 days before the election and indicating which ballot type the voter wishes to request, by contacting Maricopa County at 602-506-1511 or on the Maricopa County Recorder's website. "Independent" and "no party preference" voters will not receive an early ballot by mail for the August 2018 election without requesting a specific ballot type.
Voters who are not on the PEVL can request an early ballot from Maricopa County no later than Friday, Aug. 17 by calling 602-506-1511 or on the Maricopa County Recorder's website. Early ballots will be mailed beginning Wednesday, Aug. 1. Voted early ballots may be returned by mail or may be delivered to any of the Maricopa County Elections offices, the Phoenix City Clerk Department, to any early voting site, or to any polling place on Election Day. To be counted, voted early ballots must be received by an election official no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day.
In-person early voting also will be available weekdays from Wednesday, Aug. 1 through Friday Aug. 24, during normal business hours at Maricopa County Elections offices and on the 15th Floor of Phoenix City Hall.
The City will prepare and distribute a Publicity Pamphlet. Voters who requested to obtain the publicity pamphlet electronically, which reduces printing and mailing costs, will receive an e-mail notice when the pamphlet is available online at Phoenix.gov/Elections. Voters can add their names to the list or update their email address by visiting the City's election webpage or by calling the City Clerk Department at 602-261-8683. A pamphlet will be mailed to each residence in the City that has a registered voter who is not receiving the pamphlet electronically. The publicity pamphlet will be distributed the week of July 23, before early ballots are mailed by Maricopa County.