Learn about the November 2, 2021 elections happening in Maricopa County
*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 elections happening in Maricopa County are ballot by mail jurisdictional 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 voter. With 25 unique jurisdictions and nearly 1.4 million eligible voters participating in the November elections it is important to be prepared. Click here to see the complete list of participating jurisdictions or confirm you’re eligible at BeBallotReady.Vote. Please reference the table below to see what is "on the ballot" for each jurisdiction.
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|Jurisdiction Name||What's On the Ballot?|
|City of Chandler||Bonds (5)|
|City of Scottsdale||General Plan|
|City of Surprise||Franchise|
|Town of Gilbert||Bonds and Franchise|
|Jurisdiction Name||What's On the Ballot?|
|Agua Fria Union High School District||M&O Continuation|
|Arlington Elementary School District||M&O Continuation|
|Buckeye Elementary School District||M&O Continuation|
|Buckeye Union High School District||M&O Continuation|
|Cave Creek Unified School District||Bond|
|Chandler Unified School District||M&O Continuation|
|Fountain Hills Unified School District||M&O Continuation and DAA|
|Gila Bend Unified School District||Join West-MEC|
|Higley Unified School District||Bond|
|Isaac Elementary School District||M&O Continuation|
|Kyrene Elementary School District||M&O Continuation|
|Liberty Elementary School District||M&O Continuation|
|Litchfield Elementary School District||M&O Continuation|
|Littleton Elementary School District||Bond and Join West-MEC|
|Pendergast Elementary School District||Bond|
|Phoenix Elementary School District||M&O Continuation|
|Phoenix Union High School District||M&O Continuation and DAA|
|Queen Creek Unified School District||Bond|
|Riverside Elementary School District||DAA|
|Roosevelt Elementary School District||M&O Continuation and DAA|
|Tolleson Union High School District||Bond|
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 (dependent on your county), or vote in person. Click here for more voting information.
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 October 22nd, the last day to request a 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. 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.