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The City of Scottsdale will hold a General Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, for the purpose of electing a Mayor and three Councilmembers. 

The Scottsdale City Council has also called a Special Election to run concurrently with the November 8, 2016 General Election, for the purpose of referring to the voters, as Proposition 490, a Scottsdale City Charter amendment, adopted by the Scottsdale City Council in Ordinance No. 4247.

Proposition 490 asks voters to consider an amendment to the Scottsdale City Charter.  The amendment, if approved by the voters, would correct outdated Charter language to accurately reflect:  1) when Scottsdale candidate elections are held; and 2) when Mayor and Councilmember terms begin.

Ballot Language

Information about Proposition 490 is available to the qualified voters of the City of Scottsdale in the Publicity/Candidate Information Pamphlet that was mailed to all registered voter households approximately thirty days prior to the November 8, 2016 General/Special Election.  

Information Pamphlet/Candidate Pamphlet

A Spanish version of the pamphlet will be available online ( and at the following Scottsdale locations:

Scottsdale City Clerk’s Office, 3939 N. Drinkwater Boulevard, 480-312-2412
Paiute Neighborhood Center, 6535 East Osborn Road, 480-312-2529 
Vista del Camino Community Center, 7700 E. Roosevelt Street, 480-312-2330
Appaloosa Library, 7377 East Silverstone Drive, 480-312-7323
Arabian Library, 10215 East McDowell Mountain Ranch Road, 480-312-7323
Civic Center Library, 3839 North Drinkwater Boulevard, 480-312-7323
Mustang Library, 10101 North 90th Street, 480-312-7323
Palomino Library, 12575 East Via Linda, 480-312-7323

To have a large print version of the pamphlet mailed to you, call 480-312-2412, or write to the Scottsdale City Clerk’s Office at the address below.  

Residents must be registered to vote by Monday, October 10, 2016 to be qualified to vote in the City of Scottsdale General/Special Election.  Applications for early ballots for the General Election are now available to qualified City electors.  Official ballots will be available beginning Wednesday, October 12, 2016.

The polling places used in the City of Scottsdale will be the polling places established by Maricopa County and used for conducting previous elections in the City of Scottsdale, if available.  The polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

Early Ballot Alternate Address Request

The U.S. Postal Service cannot automatically forward a ballot to another address. If you will be out of town this summer and would like to receive an early ballot for Scottsdale’s Primary/Special Election, you must register your alternate mailing address with Maricopa County Elections. Your written request must include the following:

Full name
Date of birth
Maricopa County residence address
Mail-to address
A note giving Maricopa County permission to send your early ballot to the address provided

You can fax this written request to 602-506-5112 or you can mail it to:

Maricopa County Elections
Attn: Early Voting
510 S. 3rd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ  85003

For more information, please contact:

Scottsdale City Clerk at 480-312-2411
3939 N. Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251