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Vote early and avoid the crowds on Election Day

On Nov. 8, Scottsdale voters will elect a mayor and three councilmembers, and decide on a City Charter amendment that corrects outdated charter language related to city election dates and when terms for City Council members begin. 

Many Scottsdale residents – more than 100,000 – automatically receive early ballots for all Scottsdale elections. But last election, fewer than 30,000 were actually voted and returned (about 31 percent). 

Residents who receive an early ballot can vote it & return it by mail and avoid what are expected to be long lines on Election Day – and the postage is paid. 

There’s also an early option for those who like to vote in person. In person early voting is under way from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Nov. 4 at Scottsdale City Hall. 

“We are expecting very high voter turnout for this election,” says City Clerk Carolyn Jagger. “The lines to vote in person during the last week of early voting, and certainly on Election Day, could get very long. We encourage anyone who wants to vote early in person to not wait until the last few days before the election.  We would also like everyone who receives an early ballot for this election to return their voted early ballots as soon as possible.”  

Maricopa County must receive a voted early ballot by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 8, 2016, for it to be counted.  

Get more election information.




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