Election Consolidation

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Public Hearings

The Phoenix City Council is considering changing when city elections for Mayor and City Council are held from August and November of odd-numbered years, to the fall of even-numbered years at the same time as the statewide elections. This is often referred to as "consolidated elections". City offices and measures would appear on the same ballot with the races for federal, state, and county offices, and ballot propositions for the state and county.

This change would require amendments to the City Charter, which requires voter approval. Amendments could be submitted to voters on the state ballot this fall.

The change is being considered to potentially increase participation in city elections, since more voters tend to participate in the state elections, particularly in the November General Election. Holding City candidate elections with state elections would have several impacts for voters.

The City Council sought public comments on the proposed change. Several public hearing were held in April to provide information to the public on the possible impacts, answer questions, and obtain public input. These public hearing were held with the following Community Budget Hearings scheduled around the City for the public to comment on the proposed budget for FY 2018-19.

​Date / Time​Council District(s)Location
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 5 p.m.​District 3
North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N. 7th St.
​Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 5 p.m.​Districts 2 and 3
Paradise Valley Community Center
Multi Purpose Room
17402 N. 40th St.
​Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 5 p.m.​Districts 3 and 5
Sunnyslope Community Center
Multi Purpose Room
802 E. Vogel Ave.
​Monday, April 9, 2018 - 5 p.m.​District 4
​Steele Indian School Park
Memorial Hall
300 E. Indian School Road
​Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 5 p.m.​Citywide Spanish/English
Maryvale Community Center
4420 N. 51st Ave.
​Monday, April 16, 2018 - 8:30 a.m.
(immediately following Budget Hearing)
​District 6
Pecos Community Center
17010 S. 48th St.
​Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 5 p.m.​Districts 1 and 2
Goelet A. C. Beuf Community Center
Multi Purpose Room
3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Road
​Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 5 p.m.​Districts 7 and 8
Cesar Chavez High School
3921 W. Baseline Road