Sept. 12, 2013
On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the city of Phoenix will conduct a scheduled runoff election for voters in Council Districts 4 and 8 to elect a council member. This election is required by the City Charter because no candidate for these offices received a majority of the votes in the August election.
The runoff election is open to Phoenix residents who are registered voters and reside within Council Districts 4 or 8 at least 29 days prior to the election. To participate in the November election, Phoenix residents have until Monday, Oct. 7, to register to vote. Residents may visit phoenix.gov or call 602-261-VOTE (8683) to find the district in which they reside.
Voter registration forms are available at most libraries and government facilities, including the 15th floor of Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St. Registration forms also are available from the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office. Residents also may register online at servicearizona.com or request a voter registration form by calling the Maricopa County Elections Department at 602-506-1511.
Early voting will begin on Thursday, Oct. 10. Voters who received a ballot by mail for the August election will receive a ballot by mail for the runoff election. More than 94 percent of voters cast their ballots by mail in the August election. Voters who did not receive a ballot by mail for the August election and wish to vote early by mail may submit a signed, written request for an early ballot by mail. The signed request must be received by the City Clerk no later than Friday, Oct. 25.
Voting centers will be used for this election. Any city voters may use any one of the 11 voting centers to cast a ballot. For voting convenience, the voting centers will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4; and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 (Election Day).
On Election Day, Nov. 5, Maricopa County also will be conducting a special election for several school districts. There will be separate ballots for the two elections. Voters may vote by mail, or at the polls, in either election. City voters who do not vote by mail are encouraged to visit voting centers on Saturday, Nov. 2, or Monday, Nov. 4, to vote in the runoff election because polling places for the school district elections will be different than the city’s voting centers on Election Day.
A list and map of the voting centers will be available at phoenix.gov/elections and in the Sample Ballot Pamphlet. This pamphlet will be mailed the week of Sept. 30 to each resident’s address in Districts 4 and 8 where there is a registered voter unless a voter has requested to obtain the Pamphlet electronically.
For more information about the runoff election, contact the City Clerk Department at 602-261-VOTE (8683), TTY 602-534-2737 or visit the City Clerk Elections website. For additional election-related updates, follow @PHXElections on Twitter.
Media Contact: Stephanie Ribodal Romero, 602-261-8512