March 9th Election -
Learn about the March 9, 2021 election happening in the City of Phoenix.
|Location||Election Type||What's on the Ballot|
|Phoenix||Vote Center||City Council Runoff Election in Districts 3 and 7|
*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.
The election happening in the City of Phoenix is a vote center runoff election. City of Phoenix voters residing in both Districts 3 and 7 will be electing Council Members. This runoff is required by the City Charter and State Law because no candidates for these offices received a majority of the votes cast in the November 3rd, 2020 General Election. The candidates on the ballot in District 3 are "Nicole Garcia" and "Debra Stark", while the candidates on the ballot in District 7 are "Yassamin Ansari" and "Cinthia Estela". To view the publicity pamphlet and/or sample ballots in these districts click here .
All early ballots must be returned in the ballot affidavit envelope that was provided with the ballot and the envelope bust be signed and sealed by the voter. Voted ballots must be received by the City Clerk Department no later than 7 PM on Election Day. Voters have options in returning their ballot. You could return it by mail, drop off your ballot at Phoenix City Hall, or vote in person. Find one of these resources near you by clicking here.
If you never received your ballot, or it was damaged, you are able to ask the Elections Department to send a replacement ballot by mail by calling (602) 261-VOTE (8683) or emailing [email protected] no later than February 26, the last day to request a ballot by mail.
Yes, voters are able to request a braille or large print ballot by calling 602-261-VOTE (8683).
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.
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 More6. 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.