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What is the November 7th Election?

Local jurisdictions across the state are participating in the election on November 7, 2017. 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 issuing bonds, determining school budgets, voting on local ballot measures and electing city council members.

Key Dates


  • Voter Registration Deadline: October 10, 2017
  • Early Voting Begins: October 11, 2017
  • Last Day to Request a Ballot by Mail: October 27, 2017 at 5 PM
  • Mail in Your Early Ballot By: November 1, 2017
  • Last Day to Vote Early in Person: November 3, 2017 at 5 PM
  • Election Day: November 7, 2017 (all ballots must be RECEIVED by 7pm)

How to Vote

While Election Day is November 7th, the voting season begins on October 11th. Voters have the option of voting by mail or in person. The voting process can vary by county (ballot by mail and in person). 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 October 11th, 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 November 1st or drop them off at ballot centers or designated ballot drop boxes (if available). Voted ballots must be received no later than 7pm on November 7, 2017 (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/Vote Center Elections


Cochise County is conducting the following school district budget override elections:


Click on the election to find more information, including how to get a replacement ballot, vote center locations and contact information for Cochise County.

Coconino County

Ballot by Mail Election


Coconino County is conducting the following ballot by mail elections:

  • •Sedona Fire District
  • •Tusayan Fire District
  • •Town of Tusayan
  • •Williams Unified School District

Click here for more information, including how to get a replacement ballot and contact information for Coconino County.

Gila County

Ballot by Mail Election


Gila County is conducting the following ballot by mail election:

  • •Hellsgate Fire District Special Election

Click here for more information, including how to get a replacement ballot and contact information for Gila County.

Maricopa County

Ballot by Mail Election


Maricopa County is conducting the following ballot by mail elections. Beginning October 11th, ballots will be mailed to every eligible voter. Voters who need a replacement ballot, or prefer to vote in person, may visit any ballot center in the county. Click here for ballot center locations and hours.

  • •Town of Gila Bend (Bond Election)
  • •City of Surprise (Bond Election)
  • •Buckeye Valley Rural Fire District (Bond Election)
  • •Fountain Hills Sanitary District (Board of Directors Election)

  • The following are school district elections, click here for more information:

  • •Agua Fria Union 216 (M&O Override)
  • •Alhambra Elem 68 (Bond Election)
  • •Arlington Elem 47 (M&O Override)
  • •Buckeye Elem 33 (M&O Override)
  • •Chandler Unified 80 (M&O Override)
  • •Fountain Hills Unified 98 (M&O Override)
  • •Fowler Elem 45 (DAA Override)
  • •Gila Bend Unified 24 (M&O Override)
  • •Isaac Elem 5 (M&O Override)
  • •Kyrene Elem 28 (Bond, M&O, DAA Override)
  • •Litchfield Elem 79 (M&O Override)
  • •Littleton Elem 65 (Bond Election)
  • •Murphy Elem 21 (M&O Override)
  • •Osborn Elem 8 (Bond, DAA Override)
  • •Paradise Valley Unified 69 (M&O Override)
  • •Phoenix Elem 1 (M&O Override)
  • •Phoenix Union 210 (Bond, M&O Override)
  • •Queen Creek Unified 95 (Bond, Bond Repurposing)
  • •Roosevelt Elem 66 (Bond, M&O Site Sale)
  • •Tempe Union 213 (M&O Override)
  • •Tolleson Elem 17 (M&O Override)
  • •Tolleson Union 214 (M&O Override)

Click here for more information, including contact information for Maricopa County.

Mohave County

Ballot by Mail Election


Mohave County is conducting the following ballot by mail elections:

  • •Bullhead City Fire District (Bond Issue)
  • •Colorado City Unified School District #14 (Bond Issue)
  • •Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire District (M&O Budget Override)

Click here for more information, including how to get a replacement ballot and contact information for Mohave County.

Navajo County

Ballot by Mail Election


Navajo County is conducting the following ballot by mail elections:

  • •City of Winslow
  • •Town of Pinetop-Lakeside
  • •Show Low Unified School District #10

Click here for more information, including how to get a replacement ballot and contact information for Navajo County.

Pima County

Ballot by Mail/Polling Place Election


Pima County is conducting the following ballot by mail/polling elections:

  • Town of Oro Valley (Polling Place)
  • •City of Tucson (Props - 202, 203, 204 & 406)
  • •Marana Unified School District No. 6 (Prop 456)
  • •Flowing Wells Unified School District No. 8 (Prop 455)
  • •Sunnyside Unified School District No. 12 (Prop 457)
  • •Tucson Unified School District No. 1 (Prop 458)
  • •Drexel Heights Fire District (Prop 459)
  • •Picture Rocks Fire District (Prop 460)
  • •Avra Valley Fire District (Prop 461)

Click here to view the proposition language.

Click here for more information, including how to get a replacement ballot and contact information for Pima County.

Pinal County

Ballot by Mail Election


Pinal County is conducting the following ballot by mail elections. Beginning October 11th, ballots will be mailed to every eligible voter. Voters who need a replacement ballot, or prefer to vote in person, may visit any ballot center in the county. Click here for ballot center locations and hours.

  • •Pinal Regional Transportation Authority, Countywide Election (Props - 416 & 417)
  • •Avra Valley Fire District (Prop 461)
  • •Florence Unified School District #1 (Bond & Budget Override)
  • •Maricopa Domestic Water Improvement District (District Merge)
  • •New Saddleback Vista Domestic Water Improvement District (District Merge)
  • •Ray Unified School District #3 (Bond Election)
  • •Stanfield Elementary School District #24 (M&O Budget Override)
Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions and learn how to get a replacement ballot.

Click here for information on the propositions and contact information for Pinal County.

Yavapai County

Ballot by Mail Election


Yavapai County is conducting the following ballot by mail elections. Ballots will be mailed the week of October 16th.

  • •City of Prescott
  • •Sedona Fire District
  • •Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District #6
  • •Mingus Union High School District #4

Click here to view the County Recorder's Public Service Announcement, which contains important election information.

Click here for more information, including how to get a replacement ballot and contact information for Yavapai County.

Yuma County

Ballot by Mail/Vote Center Elections


Yuma County is conducting the following elections:

Click here to find more information, including how to get a replacement ballot and contact information for Yuma County.

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 October 11, 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, October 27th, at 5:00 p.m.

Contact your County Recorder's Office to request an early ballot or find early voting locations.

Eligible voters in a ballot by mail election will automatically receive their ballot in the mail, beginning October 11th.

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 November 1st or drop them off at ballot centers or designated ballot drop boxes (if available). Voted ballots must be received no later than 7pm on November 7, 2017 (Election Day).

What is the difference between a polling place and a voter center?

A voter has to go to their assigned polling place on Election Day in order to cast their ballot. All polling places are open on Election Day, November 7th, from 6 AM to 7 PM.

Voting centers allow a voter to receive and cast their ballot at any designated center (within their county). All voting centers are also open from 6 AM to 7 PM on Election Day.

Refer to your county above to determine the type of election being conducted.

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.

When are the polls open?

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. Please note, ballot replacement centers may have different hours of operation on Election Day. Refer to your county above.

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