LocationElection TypeWhat's on the Ballot
City of TempeBallot by Mail3 City Council Seats


Important Dates


  • UOCAVA Ballots MailedSaturday
    September18
  • Voter registration deadlineMonday
    February7
  • Early voting beginsWednesday
    February9
  • Last day to request a replacement ballot by mailFriday
    February25
  • Mail in your early ballot byTuesday
    March1
  • Last day to vote early in personFriday
    March4
  • Election DayTuesday
    March8

*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.


City of Tempe Voters

The election happening in the City of Tempe is a ballot by mail jurisdictional election. State law allows for jurisdictions to to hold all mail elections and this means the county will automatically mail a ballot to every eligible voter. This is a council member election with seven certified candidates seeking to fill 3 seats.



How Can I Return My Voted Ballot?

Voters have options in returning their ballot. You could return it by mail, drop off your ballot at a voting location or a secure ballot drop box, or vote in person. There are three ballot drop boxes available with the Tempe History Museum also serving as a ballot replacement site beginning February 28. Location and hours of operation below. Click here for more voting information.

Drop Box Only Locations
Open February 9 - March 8

Tempe City Hall
31 E 5th St., Tempe 85281
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Election Day: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Maricopa County Elections
510 S. 3rd Ave., Phoenix 85003
Hours: 24/7
Election Day: Closes at 7 p.m.

Ballot Replacement & Drop Box Location
Open February 28 - March 8

Tempe History Museum
809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe 85282
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Election Day: 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.

I never received my ballot?

If you never received your ballot, or it was damaged, you are able to ask the recorder's office to send a replacement ballot by mail by contacting calling (602) 506-1511 or by emailing [email protected] no later than March 1 for the Tempe Jurisdictional Election. You can also request a replacement ballot by visiting the voting portal and clicking on "Request a Ballot-By-Mail".


How are votes counted & secured?

Before a ballot can be tabulated there are multiple verification steps & safeguards that are put in place to ensure the ballot is valid. Counties must adhere to chain of custody protocols. This means that there is a log/paper trail for every single ballot. This includes all early ballots and all ballots at voting locations. Ballots are stored in secure locations and there is a live video feed to the ballot tabulation room for every county. Counties must follow the procedures manual for ensuring the physical security of all ballots. This includes the use of tamper evident seals, identification badges, the presence of two or more staff members of opposite political affiliations, audits, etc. To find more information about the tabulation process or security click the buttons below.


MARICOPA COUNTY

Contact Information

County Recorder
Stephen Richer
111 South Third Avenue, #103
Phoenix, AZ 85003
602-506-1511
T.D.D. 602-506-2348
[email protected]

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County Election Director
Rey Valenzuela & Scott Jarrett
111 South Third Avenue, #102
Phoenix, AZ 85003
602-506-1511
T.D.D. 602-506-2348
[email protected]

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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 Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL), you will automatically receive a ballot in your mailbox beginning 27 days before the election. Voters not on PEVL 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.