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What is the August 29th Election?

Four cities are conducting an election on August 29, 2017. The topics on the ballot can range from selecting office-holders, such as Mayor and City Council members, to voting on local ballot measures. Why is voting on this important? Because your Mayor and Council make decisions that impact citizens' every day life: police and fire services; water and trash services; parks and recreation; libraries; transportation; and taxes, to name a few. Below you will find more information, as well as a link to the specific city's website. Remember that July 31, 2017 is the last day to register to vote for this election. Make sure your voice is heard and participate in your local election!

Early Voting

Early voting for the August Local Election begins on August 2nd and runs through August 25th. Voters that are on the Permanent Early Voting List, have requested a one-time early ballot or reside in Tucson or Prescott (Ballot By Mail Jurisdictions) will receive their ballot in the mail shortly after August 2nd (Tucson ballots will be mailed on August 9th).

Voters may also vote in person at designated early voting locations. To request an early ballot by mail, or to find an early voting location, click here.

To return your early ballot, please mail it back by August 22nd or you can drop it off at any vote center (Phoenix and Yuma) or designated ballot drop off sites (Prescott and Tucson). Early ballots must be received no later than 7pm on August 29, 2017 (Election Day).

Key Dates

  • Voter Registration Deadline: July 31, 2017
  • Early Voting Begins: August 2, 2017
  • Last Day to Request a Ballot by Mail: August 18, 2017 at 5 PM
  • Mail in Your Early Ballot By: August 22, 2017
  • Last Day to Vote Early in Person: August 25, 2017 at 5 PM
  • Election Day: August 29, 2017 (all ballots must be RECEIVED by 7pm)

Phoenix Residents

City of Phoenix voters who reside in Council Districts 2, 4, 6 and 8 will elect Council-members for a full, 4 year term. Voters can request an early ballot online, by contacting City of Phoenix Elections at 602-261-8683 (VOTE) or by using the 7-1-1 Relay System. In-person early voting will also be available on the 15th floor of Phoenix City Hall from Wednesday, August 2, 2017 to Friday, August 25, 2017. Vote centers will also be open on the Saturday and Monday preceding the election (Aug. 26th & 28th), so don't forget your ID! The operating hours on Saturday, Aug. 26th, are from 10 AM - 4 PM and on Monday, Aug. 28th, 9 AM - 6 PM.

City voters in Districts 2, 4, 6 and 8 may vote in person at any of the voting centers that will be used for this election.

Click here to see the list of voting center locations.

District 2 Candidates:
• Jim Waring

District 4 Candidates:
• Laura Pastor

District 6 Candidates:
• Sal DiCiccio
• Kevin Patterson

District 8 Candidates:
• Kate Gallego

Click here to visit the City of Phoenix's website.

Tucson Residents (Ballot by Mail Election)

City of Tucson voters will elect City Council-members in wards 3, 5 and 6. Voters will automatically be mailed a ballot, beginning August 9th. Voters may mail their ballot back or visit a voting location to drop off their 'voted' mail ballot, bring in their ballot to be cast in person or receive and vote a replacement ballot. Click here to view Tucson's Voting Locations.

Ward 3 Candidates:
• Felicia Chew
• Paul Durham
• Thomas Tronsdal

Ward 5 Candidate:
• Richard G. Fimbres

Ward 6 Candidates:
• Steve Kozachik
• Mariano Rodriguez
• Mike Cease
• Michael Oatman

Click here to visit the City of Tucson's website.

Prescott Residents (Ballot By Mail Election)

City of Prescott voters will elect a Mayor, 3 Council-members and consider two propositions at the August 29th election. Every registered voter in the City will automatically be mailed a ballot. Voters who need a replacement ballot or wish to vote in person can visit the Yavapai County Recorder's Office (1015 Fair St., Room #228, Prescott, AZ 86305-1852) beginning August 2, 2017. Ballots may be mailed-in or delivered to designated drop-off locations, for more information click here.

The following candidates and propositions have qualified to appear on the ballot:

Mayor Candidates (2 year term):
• Mary Beth Hrin
• Greg Mengarelli
• Jean Wilcox

Council Candidates (3 seats, elected at-large, 4 year terms):
• Steve Blair
• Greg Lazzell
• Constance Cantelme
• Phil Goode
• Alexa Scholl
• Joseph Viccica

Proposition 442, relating to alternative expenditure limitation
Proposition 443, relating to transaction privilege tax

Click here to visit the City of Prescott's website.

Yuma Residents

City of Yuma voters will elect a Mayor, three Council-members and one Presiding Municipal Judge.

Early ballots may be requested by completing a Request for Early Ballot form (which is mailed prior to each election cycle) or by contacting the Yuma County Recorder's Office.

Voters that wish to vote on Election Day can vote at any vote center in the city.

Click here to see the list of Yuma voting center locations

Mayor Candidate (1 seat):
• Douglas Nicholls

City Council-member Candidates (3 seats):
• Gregory Counts
• Gary Knight
• Leslie McClendon
• Kristina Rojas-McNair
• Shelley Ostrowski
• Ken Rosevear
• Karen Watts
• Valerie McIntire (Write-In)

Presiding Municipal Judge (1 seat):
• James Coil

Click here to visit the City of Yuma's website.

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 August 2, 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, August 18th 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 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.