Home / Voting / April 24, 2018 Special General Election - Maricopa

LocationElection TypeWhat's on the Ballot
Congressional District 8Polling PlaceSpecial General Election to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of Trent Franks. SEE IMPORTANT VOTER ID INFO BELOW

Important Dates

  • Voter registration deadline*Monday
  • Early voting beginsWednesday
  • Last day to request a ballot by mailFriday
  • Mail in your early ballot byWednesday
  • 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 CD8 Special General Election is a vote center election. This means CD8 voters can go to any voting location in Mariopca County on Election Day. Early voting, by mail and in-person, is also available:

Early Voting

You can vote early by:

Election Day

You can vote on Election Day from 6am - 7pm:
  • Polling Place - you must visit your assigned polling location in Maricopa County.
  • ID at the polls is required. IMPORTANT: Maricopa County is experiencing a delay in sending voter registration cards out to voters. If you registered to vote, or updated your registration, and have not received a new voter registration card, you may download a digital voter registration card here. Try our ID at the Polls quiz to see what other forms of ID are accepted.
  • If you still have your early ballot, you can drop it off at any vote center in Maricopa County. And you don't have to wait in line! All ballots must be received by 7pm.

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. If you are on the Active Early Voting List (AEVL), you will automatically receive a ballot in your mailbox beginning 27 days before the election. Voters not on AEVL may make a one-time early ballot request.

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

Early voting is available through 5pm the Friday before 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.