March 6, 2013
In the March 12 Phoenix Special Election, registered Phoenix voters will decide ballot measures to amend City Charter provisions relating to the employee retirement system and security for public transit vehicles.
Voters are reminded that they can use any one of the 27 voting centers in the city to cast a ballot. For voting convenience, voting centers will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 9; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, March 11; and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 (Election Day). During this period, the city of Phoenix will operate a voter information telephone line to assist voters with information about the election or voting center locations. The number is 602-261-VOTE (8683) or TTY/602-534-2737.
Voters who did not vote early are urged to vote at their convenience at any one of the voting centers over the three-day period. The voting center locations are:
- Aviano Community Center, 22500 N. Aviano Way
- Broadway Heritage Neighborhood Resource Center, 2405 E. Broadway Road
- Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave.
- Cesar Chavez Branch Library, 3635 W. Baseline Road
- City Clerk Department Customer Service Center, 2640 S. 22nd Ave.
- Deer Valley Community Center, 2001 W. Wahalla Lane
- Desert West Community Center, 6501 W. Virginia Ave.
- Devonshire Senior Center, 2802 E. Devonshire Ave.
- Goelet A.C. Beuf Community Center, 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Road
- Golden Gate Community Center, 1625 N. 39th Ave.
- Hampton Inn & Suites, 16620 N. Scottsdale Road
- Helen Drake Senior Center, 7600 N. 27th Ave.
- LDS Church, 3102 N. 18th Ave.
- Light of the Desert Lutheran Church, 33175 N. Cave Creek Road
- Maryvale Community Center, 4420 N. 51st Ave.
- Memorial Presbyterian Church, 4141 E. Thomas Road
- Mesquite Branch Library, 4525 E. Paradise Village Parkway North
- North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Ave.
- Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish, 2828 W. Country Gables Drive
- Paradise Valley Community Center, 17402 N. 40th St.
- Pecos Community Center, 17010 S. 48th St.
- Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St.
- Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 1401 E. Jefferson St.
- South Mountain Community Center, 212 E. Alta Vista Road
- Sunnyslope Community Center, 802 E. Vogel Ave.
- Trinity Bible Church, 3420 W. Peoria Ave.
- Unity of Phoenix Church, 1500 E. Greenway Parkway
The voting center names and addresses are listed in the Sample Ballot and Publicity Pamphlet that was mailed in January to all residences in the city of Phoenix where there is a registered voter who did not request to obtain the pamphlet electronically. Additionally, voters can visit phoenix.gov/elections to see a list of voting center locations along with a map of the locations. Also available online is an interactive application that will show voters the voting center closest to them along with the amount of voter activity at each site.
Every voter is required to show proof of identity at the voting center to receive a ballot. One form of the following types of photo ID with name and address will be accepted:
- Valid Arizona driver license
- Valid Arizona non-operating identification license
- Tribal enrollment card or other from of tribal identification
- Valid United States federal, state or local government issued identification
Two forms of non-photo ID with name and address also will be accepted. The identification must match the voter’s name and address shown on the voter registration roll. A list of the acceptable forms of identification is available at phoenix.gov/elections or in the Sample Ballot and Publicity Pamphlet.
Voters who do not present acceptable identification may vote a provisional ballot at the polls, but may be required to present acceptable identification to an election official by 5 p.m. on the Friday after the election.
Voters who received an early ballot by mail, but have not yet voted and returned the ballot, can still vote the ballot they received in the mail. Voters must place the voted ballot in the signed affidavit envelope. The envelope can then be dropped off at any voting center in the city, including Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St. Early ballots must be received by 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12. The voters also may go to any voting center to vote.
The election is open to all Phoenix residents who are registered voters and reside within the city of Phoenix at least 29 days immediately before the election.
For more information about the election, visit phoenix.gov/elections or call the City Clerk Department at 602-261-VOTE (8683) or TTY/602-534-2737.