Home / Voting / May 15, 2018 Election- Maricopa County

LocationElection TypeWhat's on the Ballot
Fountain HillsBallot by MailProperty Tax
Queen CreekBallot by MailGeneral Plan Update
SurpriseBallot by MailPurchase of Circle City Water

Important Dates

  • Voter registration deadline*Monday
  • Early voting beginsWednesday
  • Last day to request a ballot by mailFriday
  • Mail in your early ballot byWednesday
  • Last day to vote early in personFriday
  • Election DayTuesday

*As of Aug 9, 2017, voter registration deadlines falling on a legal holiday or weekend move to the next immediate business day, pursuant to changes enacted by SB 1307.


Contact Information

County Recorder
Adrian Fontes
510 S. Third Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003
T.D.D. 602-506-2348
[email protected]

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County Election Director
Rey Valenzuela
510 S. Third Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003
T.D.D. 602-506-2348
[email protected]

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Ways to Vote

The Maricopa County May Elections are ballot by mail elections. This means the county will automatically mail a ballot to every eligible voter, regardless if they requested it.

Replacement Ballots
To receive a replacement ballot, contact the Maricopa County Recorder's office at 602-506-1511.

Fountain Hills Voters

The Fountain Hills Community Center (13001 N. La Montanna Drive, Fountain Hills AZ, 85268) will be serving as both a replacement center and drop-off location. They will be open from 10 AM to 6 PM beginning May 5th, 2018 through the 14th. On election day, May 15th, 2018, the community center will be open from 6 AM to 7 PM. Beginning April 25th the Fountain Hills Town Hall (16705 E. Avenue of the Fountains Fountain Hills, AZ 85268) will also serve as a drop off location.

Surprise Voters

Surprise City Hall will be serving as both a ballot replacement center and a drop-off location. They will be open from Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 5 PM (6 AM to 7 PM on Election Day). City Hall is located at 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise AZ 85274.

Queen Creek Voters

Ballot Centers
Beginning April 25, 2018:

Maricopa County Recorder/Elections Offices
111 S. 3rd Ave., Phoenix
510 S. 3rd Ave., Phoenix
222 E. Javelina, Mesa
(Dates and hours of operation vary)

Beginning May 10, 2018:
Queen Creek Library
21802 S. Ellsworth Rd, Queen Creek
May 10: 10am – 5pm
May 11& 12: 8am – 5pm
May 14: 8am -5pm
May 15: 6am – 7pm

All Ballot Centers are open on Election Day, May 15, 2018 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. View Queen Creek's Publicity Pamphlet.

Voting FAQ

1. When are the polls open?

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. Don't forget your ID!

2. Can I vote early?

Absolutely. For the all mail elections voters will automatically receive a ballot in your mailbox beginning 27 days before the election. If you are living in an area not participating in an all mail election voters on the Active Early Voting List (AEVL) will receive ballots automatically. Voters not on AEVL may also make a one-time early ballot request or visit a replacement or voting location.

3. What if I have an emergency and can't vote on Election Day?

If a voter cannot vote during the early voting period, emergency voting is available beginning 5pm the Friday before Election Day through 5pm the Monday before Election Day. Voters must sign an affidavit under penalty of perjury that they have an emergency that prevents them from voting on Election Day (voters do not need to disclose what the emergency is).

4. Do I need ID to vote early?

If you vote early by mail, 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 early in person, or at a polling place or voting center on Election Day.

List of Acceptable Identification

5. How can military & overseas voters (UOCAVA) 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. Learn More

6. 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.