Citizens Clean Elections Commission

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Elections Commission

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What is the March 13th Election?

Local jurisdictions across the state are participating in the election on March 13, 2018. Why is voting in your local election important? Local issues often have a greater impact on our day to day lives. The topics on the ballot can range from voting on local ballot measures, electing city council members and more.

Key Dates


  • Voter Registration Deadline: Monday, February 12, 2018
  • Early Voting Begins: Wednesday February 14, 2018
  • Last Day to Request a Ballot by Mail: Friday, March 2, 2018 at 5 PM
  • Mail in Your Early Ballot By: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • Last Day to Vote Early in Person: Friday, March 9, 2018 at 5 PM
  • Election Day: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 (all ballots must be RECEIVED by 7pm)

How to Vote

While Election Day is March 13th, the voting season begins on February 14th, when mail ballots go out. The voting process can vary by county (ballot by mail and in person voting options). Voters should select their county of residence from the drop downs below to learn more about their voting options as well as what's on their ballot.

Ballot by Mail


Beginning February 14th, ballots will go out in the mail to voters that are:

•On the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL)
•Have requested a one-time early ballot, or
•Reside in an All Ballot By Mail Election

An All Ballot by Mail election means every eligible voter will automatically receive their ballot in the mail. If a voter needs a replacement ballot or prefers to vote in person, ballot replacement centers will be open (locations and hours vary by county, see below). Voters can mail their voted ballots back by Wednesday, March 7, or drop them off at ballot centers or designated ballot drop boxes (if available). Voted ballots must be received no later than 7 PM on March 13, 2018 (Election Day).

Voting in Person


In person voting varies by county. Options may include onsite early voting locations, ballot replacement centers, traditional polling places (voters must go to their assigned polling location) or vote centers (voters can visit any vote center in their county). Voters should select their county of residence from the drop downs below to learn more.


Cochise County

Ballot by Mail Election


Cochise County is conducting a ballot by mail election for the City of Douglas.

Click here for information on the City Council elections in Wards 2, 4 and 6.

Click here for Cochise County's contact information.

Pima County

Ballot by Mail Election


Pima County is conducting a ballot by mail election for the City of South Tucson.

Click here to visit the Pima County Election's website.

Maricopa County

Ballot by Mail Election


Tempe's spring election will be all Ballot By Mail for the first time! The General/Special election on March 13th will have three ballot measures and six candidates running for three open City Council seats.

Click here to visit the City of Tempe's website for information on the candidates and ballot measures.

Click here to visit the Maricopa County Election's website for information on voter registration and ballot status.

For voters that do not have a permanent address please click here for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I vote early?

Absolutely. Eligible voters in a ballot by mail election will automatically receive their ballot in the mail, beginning February 14th. Contact your County Recorder's Office to request a replacement ballot or find in-person 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 a polling place or voting center on Election Day.

What is a Ballot by Mail Election?

A Ballot by Mail election means every eligible voter will automatically receive their ballot in the mail. If a voter needs a replacement ballot, or prefers to vote in person, ballot replacement centers will be open. Voters can mail their voted ballots back by March 7th or drop them off at ballot centers or designated ballot drop boxes (if available). Voted ballots must be received no later than 7pm on March 13, 2018 (Election Day).

What is a ballot replacement center?

A ballot replacement center is a location in which a voter can go to receive another ballot if theirs has been spoiled or misplaced. Also, voters can go to a ballot replacement center if they prefer to vote in person. To find a ballot replacement center near you, please refer to your county above.

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.

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