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Vote Scottsdale logoCITY OF SCOTTSDALE 2016 CANDIDATE ELECTIONS              AUGUST 30, 2016 PRIMARY ELECTION                          NOVEMBER 8, 2016 GENERAL ELECTION

The City of Scottsdale will hold a Primary Election on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, for the purpose of electing a Mayor and three Councilmembers.  A General Election shall be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, to fill any elected offices that remain unfilled after the Primary Election.  To be elected at the Primary Election, a candidate must receive a majority of all the legal votes cast for that candidate’s race.

Candidates must file their nomination petitions and other nomination forms with the Scottsdale City Clerk’s Office by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, 2016, to have their names to appear on the Primary Election ballot.  Write-in candidates are not required to file nomination petitions, but must file all other nomination forms by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, July 21, 2016.

Residents must be registered to vote by Monday, August 1, 2016 to be qualified to vote in the City of Scottsdale Primary Election.  Qualified City electors may apply for early ballots for the Primary Election beginning Sunday, May 29, 2016.  Official ballots will be available beginning Wednesday, August 3, 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.

A Candidate Information Pamphlet will be mailed to all registered voter households approximately thirty days prior to each election.  A Spanish version of the pamphlet will be available online (http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/elections/espanol) and at the following Scottsdale locations beginning August 3, 2016, for the Primary Election and October 12, 2016, for the General Election:

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 Spanish or 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.  

Voters who are not affiliated with any political party and who are on the Permanent Early Voting List will not automatically receive a ballot for Scottsdale’s August 30, 2016 Primary Election.  Voters who are not affiliated with a political party have the option of requesting a political party ballot of their choice or a Scottsdale only ballot.  These voters must notify Maricopa County Elections (602-506-1511) of their selection to receive a mail-in ballot for the August 30, 2016 Primary Election.  Ballot selections also may be made online at:
https://recorder.maricopa.gov/earlyvoteballotnet/evbrequest.aspx

The U.S. Postal Service cannot automatically forward ballots to another address.  If you will be out of town this summer and would like to receive an early ballot for Scottsdale’s Primary 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
Signature
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 the Scottsdale City Clerk at 480-312-2411
3939 N. Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

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Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - City Clerk
3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

P: 480-312-2412 
F: 480-312-7797

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Carolyn Jagger - City Clerk
P: 480-312-2412 
Email: cjagger@scottsdaleaz.gov