An updated website and web address make finding city election information easy

A new city election website makes information easier to find – and the site itself is easy to find too – just visit Scottsdale.Vote. That web address points to the city of Scottsdale’s official election information page, which has been rebuilt with a cleaner, simpler, format that is also responsive for cell phones and tablets. 

Earlier this year, the Scottsdale City Council unanimously agreed to seek voter approval to issue bonds for 58 community projects totaling up to $319 million. If voters approve, the city expects to finance these projects by issuing general obligation bonds to be repaid through secondary property taxes. 

The financial impact of the bond election will vary from resident to resident based on property values and the number of bond projects financed. The estimated average annual tax rate for the proposed bond authorization is $0.2877 per $100 of limited assessed valuation used for secondary property tax purposes. 

The City Council set the bond program at $319 million after confirming that the bonds can be issued in stages as existing bonds are paid off in order to keep the city’s secondary property taxes at or below current levels. 

Visit Scottsdale.Vote to find questions and answers, project lists, official ballot language and helpful election links.

Ballot arguments are due Aug. 7

Arguments “for” or “against” one or more of the bond questions may be submitted for publication in the official election information pamphlet – but must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the City Clerk’s Office inside Scottsdale City Hall (3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.). For more information, please call the Scottsdale City Clerk at 480-312-2411.

Election by mail

This will be Scottsdale’s first election conducted completely via mail – no polling places will be provided. Every registered voter in Scottsdale will be sent an official ballot and a self-addressed, postage-paid return envelope. 

For your ballot to be valid and counted, it must be received at the Maricopa County Elections Center by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5. Postmarks do not count.

Voters may return voted ballots to Maricopa County Elections via U.S. Mail. Voters may also drop off voted ballots at any of the replacement ballot centers below. If a ballot is destroyed, lost, spoiled, or not received, a replacement ballot may be obtained at these locations as well.

Indian Bend Wash Visitors Center (4201 N. Hayden Road):

  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, through Friday, Nov. 1
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4
  • 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5

Florence Ely Nelson Desert Park Center (8950 E. Pinnacle Peak Road):

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, through Friday, Nov. 1
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4
  • 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5

Maricopa County Elections (510 S. Third Ave., Phoenix)
Maricopa County Elections (222 E. Javelina Ave., Mesa)

  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, through Friday, Nov. 1 (weekdays)
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4
  • 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5

Find more information about the city of Scottsdale’s Nov. 5 Special Election at Scottsdale.Vote.

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