May 16, 2023 Election
Learn about the May 16, 2023 local elections happening in Carefree & Tempe.
|Location||Election Type||What's on the Ballot|
|Carefree||Ballot-by-Mail||Primary Property Tax Question|
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|Tempe||Ballot-by-Mail||Prop. 301, 302 & 303|
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The elections happening in Carefree and Tempe are a Ballot by Mail special elections. State law allows for jurisdictions to to hold all mail elections and this means the county will automatically mail a ballot to every eligible voters within the city or town boundaries. Voters in Carefree will be deciding the direction the Town Hall will take in regards to fire and emergency medical services within the community. Tempe residents will have 3 questions on the ballot in the form of Propositions 301, 302 and 303, relating to the creation of an entertainment district. Voters have the option to return it by mail, drop it off at a secure ballot drop box or voting location, or vote a replacement ballot in-person.
Voters have the option to return it by mail, drop it off at a secure ballot drop box or voting location, or vote a replacement ballot in-person. Voted ballots must be returned no later than 7 PM election day. To view all voting options available to you, please utilize our dashboard by clicking the button below.
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 Maricopa County no later than May 5th, the last day to request a replacement ballot by mail. You can also request a replacement ballot by visiting the voting portal and clicking on "Request a Ballot-By-Mail".
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.
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.
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.