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What is the March 14 Election?

The March 14th Election will be taking place for the selection of office-holders in local government (Mayor and Council). The cities of Holbrook, Phoenix - District 3 and Goodyear (Goodyear's election is all-mail) have confirmed a local election. Why should voters participate? These local seats, Mayor and Councilmember, make decisions regarding city services that can affect voters' every day lives. Issues such as parks and recreation, libraries, street maintenance, trash and water services are all considered and voted upon by the City Council. Make sure your voice is heard and participate in your local election!






Key Dates


Voter Registration Deadline: Monday, February 13, 2017 at midnight
Early Voting Begins: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Last Day to Request an Early Ballot by mail: Friday, March 3, 2017 at 5pm
Mail in Your Early Ballot: By Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Last Day to Vote Early in Person: Friday, March 10, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
Election Day: Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Voting


Attention City of Phoenix - District 3 Residents: On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, the City of Phoenix will conduct a Runoff Election in which registered voters in Council District 3 will elect a Councilmember to serve the remainder of a term that expires Jan. 2, 2020. This election is required by the Phoenix City Charter because no candidate for this office received a majority of the votes cast in the Special Council Election held on Nov. 8, 2016.

City voters on the permanent early voting list will automatically receive an early ballot, beginning on February 15th, by mail unless they submitted a request to not receive a ballot by mail. Voters who are not on the permanent early voting list can also vote by mail by requesting an early ballot from the City of Phoenix no later than Friday, March 3, 2017. Voters can request an early ballot or check their early ballot status online or by contacting City of Phoenix Elections at 602-261-8683 (VOTE). In-person early voting will also be available on the 15th floor of Phoenix City Hall for this election from Wednesday Feb. 15, 2017 to Friday, March 10, 2017. To return your early ballot, please mail it back by March 7th or you can drop it off at any of the 6 voting centers for the City of Phoenix (you do not have to wait in line). Early ballots must be RECEIVED by the city no later than 7pm on March 14, 2017 (Election Day). Remember to sign it, seal it and send it!

To view more information, or to contact the Phoenix City Clerk's Office, please click here.

Attention Holbrook Residents: On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, the City of Holbrook will conduct a Primary Election to fill the office of three Council Members. Information and candidates packets are available at City Hall, 465 First Avenue, Holbrook, Arizona. For more information, call the City Clerk's Office at (928) 524-6225 or visit their website here. Note: Any candidate receiving a majority of all votes cast at the Primary Election will be declared elected without running at the General Election.

Early voting for the March Local Election begins February 15th. Voters that are on the Permanent Early Voting List or have requested a one-time early ballot will receive their ballot in the mail shortly after February 15th. If you do not receive your early ballot by Friday, February 24th, please contact your City Clerk's Office. To return your early ballot, please mail it back by March 7th or you can drop it off at any polling place within your county (you do not have to wait in line). Early ballots must be RECEIVED by the county no later than 7pm on March 14, 2017 (Election Day).

To view more information, or to contact the City of Holbrook, please click here.

Attention Goodyear Residents: On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, the City of Goodyear will be holding a Mayor and Council member election. The city participates in an all-mail ballot election, which means every registered voter in Goodyear will receive a ballot in the mail starting Feb. 15. Completed ballots contained in the signed affidavit envelope can be returned by mail using the postage-paid return envelope. All voted ballots must be received at a drop-off location by the close of business on Primary Election day, Tuesday, March 14. For added convenience, the city of Goodyear offers ballot drop boxes at four locations. Voters may place the completed ballot in the signed envelope at any of the below locations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday:

  • • Goodyear City Hall, 190 N. Litchfield Road. City Hall hours will be extended on election day only, Tuesday, March 14 to 6 a.m. through 7 p.m. City offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday.

  • • Maricopa County Elections Office, 510 S. 3rd Ave., Phoenix

  • • Maricopa County Recorder and Elections Main Office, 111 S. 3rd Ave., Phoenix

  • • Maricopa County Recorder and Elections Southeast Office, 222 E. Javelina, Mesa

To view more information, or to contact the City of Goodyear, please click here.



ID at the Polls


After arriving at your polling location on Election day you will present one form of identification from List #1 or two different forms of identification from List #2 or #3.

List #1 - Sufficient Photo ID including name and address (One Required)

  • Valid Arizona driver license
  • Valid Arizona non-operating identification card
  • Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification
  • Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification

List #2 - Sufficient ID without a photograph that bear the name and address (Two Required)

  • Utility bill of the elector that is dated within 90 days of the date of the election. A utility bill may be for electric, gas, water, solid waste, sewer, telephone, cellular phone, or cable television
  • Bank or credit union statement that is dated within 90 days of the date of the election
  • Valid Arizona Vehicle Registration
  • Indian census card
  • Property tax statement of the elector's residence
  • Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification
  • Arizona vehicle insurance card
  • Recorder's Certificate
  • Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification, including a voter registration card issued by the County Recorder
  • Any mailing to the elector marked “Official Election Material”

List #3 - Mix and Match from Lists #1 and #2 (Two Required)

  • U.S. Passport without address and one valid item from List 2
  • U.S. Military identification without address and one valid item from List 2
  • Any valid photo identification from List 1 in which the address does not reasonably match the precinct register accompanied by a non-photo identification from List 2 in which the address does reasonably match the precinct register

Frequently Asked Questions


Can I vote early?

Absolutely. If you are on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL), you will automatically receive a ballot in your mailbox beginning February 15, 2017. Voters not on PEVL may make a one-time early ballot request or sign up for the Permanent Early Voting List. The deadline to request an early ballot by mail is Friday, March 3rd at 5:00 p.m.
Additionally, in-person early voting is available until Friday, March 10 at 5:00 p.m. Contact your County Recorder's Office to request an early ballot or find early voting locations.

Do I need ID to vote early?

If you vote early, either by mail or in person, ID is not required. Your signature on the early ballot affidavit is compared to your voter registration record by the County Recorder to determine if the signature is valid. ID is required if you vote at the polls on Election Day.

How do I find information on candidates?

Information on candidates can be found on each respective city's website:

Goodyear

Holbrook

Phoenix (Special Election Runoff)

How can Military & Overseas Voters get a ballot?

Military and Overseas voters have special voting rights under federal and state law (Uniformed & Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA)). These rights include the use of a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to register to vote and request an early ballot as well as the use of a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB), which serves as an emergency back-up ballot.

For more information, UOCAVA voters should visit: the Secretary of State's Website or the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP).

Do I have to vote everything on my ballot?

No, voters do not have to vote everything on their ballot. The votes they do cast will still be counted.

However, we encourage voters to vote down the ballot as local races, propositions, judges, etc. can impact voters' daily lives.

When are the polls open?

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. Find your polling place.


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