Early Voting Information

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On Tuesday, March 12, 2013 the City of Phoenix will conduct a Special Election in which City voters will decide ballot measures to amend City Charter provisions relating to the employee retirement system and security for public transit vehicles.

Phoenix voters can vote early either by mail or at early voting locations.


Permanent Early Voting List

Arizona law allows voters to place their name on a Permanent Early Voting List, which is maintained by the County Recorder. Once you are on this list, you do not have to request that an early ballot be mailed to you for each election. Instead, by being on this list, an early ballot will be mailed to you the fourth week before the election. For more information about this list, click here to go to the Maricopa County Recorder’s Web site.

Requests for an Early Ballot by Mail

Registered voters who are not on the Permanent Early Voting List, but wish to receive an early ballot by mail, may request a ballot. Request forms are available by clicking here.  Request forms can also be obtained by calling the City Clerk Department, Records and Elections Division, at the phone number listed below. The City Clerk must receive a signed, written request for an early ballot by mail no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1.

Mailing of the Early Ballots

Early ballots will be mailed beginning about 26 days before the election (early February). If you will be away from your regular mailing address at that time and wish to have your ballot mailed to another address, please contact the City Clerk Department at the phone number listed below. The early ballot packet will include instructions for voting the ballot.

Voted early ballots must be received by the City Clerk Department by 7 p.m. on Election Day, March 12, 2013. The ballots may be returned by mail, be delivered to the City Clerk Department at City Hall, 200 W. Washington St., or dropped off at any early voting or voting center location.

Early Voting Locations

Voters who wish to vote early may vote early at Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St., 15th Floor, between Thursday, February 14 and Friday, March 8. Additional early voting locations will be available on the 2nd and 3rd Saturdays prior to Election Day. Click here for a list of these locations and their voting hours.

• Early Voting Instructions  
• Early Voting Frequently Asked Questions  
• Early Voting Locations

Additional Information

For additional information call the City Clerk Department, Records and Elections Division, at (602) 261-VOTE (8683) or TTY 602-534-2737.