November 2018 Special Election

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On Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, a Special Election will be held in the City of Phoenix. The Special Election is to fill a vacancy for Mayor for a term that expires April 19, 2021 (pursuant to a recent Charter amendment approved by voters and signed by the Governor) and to vote on a ballot measure for a proposed Charter Amendment relating to Election Funding Disclosure Obligations. The mayor's race and proposition will both appear on the ballot for the November General Election being conducted by Maricopa County.

Polling Places

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, Nov. 6) 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 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.

Early Voting

City voters on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) will automatically receive an early ballot by mail unless they submitted a request to not receive a ballot by mail. Voters who are not on the PEVL can also vote by mail by requesting an early ballot from Maricopa County no later than Friday, Oct. 26. Voters can request early ballots by calling Maricopa County Elections at 602-506-1511 or on the Maricopa County Recorder's website.

Early ballots will be mailed beginning Wednesday, Oct. 10. Voted early ballots may be returned by mail, or delivered to any of the Maricopa County Elections offices, the 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, Oct. 10 through Friday, Nov. 2 during normal business hours at the Maricopa County Elections offices and on the 15th Floor of Phoenix City Hall.  

Publicity Pamphlet

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 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 Oct. 1, before early ballots are mailed by Maricopa County.