Election Information

Upcoming Elections

AUGUST 2, 2022 PRIMARY ELECTION

NOVEMBER 8, 2022 GENERAL ELECTION

The City of Scottsdale will hold a Primary Election on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, for the purpose of electing three Councilmembers. A General Election shall be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 to elect any office that remains unfilled after the Primary Election. To be elected at the Primary Election, a candidate must receive a majority of all of the legal votes cast for that candidate’s race.

Residents must be registered to vote by Tuesday, July 5, 2022 to be qualified to vote in the City of Scottsdale Primary Election. Residents must be registered to vote by Tuesday, October 11, 2022, to be qualified to vote in the City of Scottsdale General Election. Qualified City electors may apply for early ballots for the Primary Election beginning Sunday, May 1, 2022 and for the General Election beginning Sunday, August 7, 2022. Official Primary Election ballots will be available beginning Wednesday, July 6, 2022. Official General Election ballots will be available beginning Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

For the August Primary Election, Maricopa County voters can cast a ballot at any Vote Center. Locations will be open from July 6-August 2. Visit BeBallotReady.Vote to find out if you're registered, what’s on your ballot, and where to vote.

Voters who are not affiliated with any political party and who are on the Active Early Voting List will not automatically receive a ballot for Scottsdale’s August 2, 2022 Primary Election, and will 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) by July 22, 2022, of their selection to receive a mail-in ballot for the August 2, 2022 Primary Election. Ballot selections also may be made online at:

https://recorder.maricopa.gov/earlyvotingballot/earlyvotingballotrequest.aspx

The U.S. Postal Service cannot automatically forward a ballot to another address. If you will be out of town and would like to receive an early ballot for Scottsdale’s Primary Election or Scottsdale's General 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 480-312-2412 3939 N. Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

  • Available in early April 2022

    May 2nd – Maricopa County will be sending out what is known as the “90 day notice” to voters on the Active Early Voting List [AEVL] (formerly known as the Permanent Early Voting List).

    • This is a legally required notice that provides information about the August 2022 Election and provides AEVL voters an opportunity to have their early ballot sent to an alternate address or opt out of receiving an early ballot in the mail.
    • The notice also allows AEVL voters who are not registered with a political party (commonly known as Independent Voters) an opportunity to let the County know which ballot they want (either a party ballot or a local [Scottsdale] only ballot).
      • The party ballot will include candidate races for Governor, State Legislature, etc. with candidates from that political party. It will also include candidates for Scottsdale City Council.
      • The local only ballot will only include the Scottsdale City Council races.
      • VERY IMPORTANT: For the August Election only – independent voters on the AEVL are not automatically sent an early ballot in the mail. They must choose a ballot type by either returning the 90-day notice to the County or online at BeBallotReady.Vote. They can also vote in person at any early voting or Election Day voting location.
      • For the November 2022 Election, independent voters on the AEVL will automatically receive an early ballot in the mail unless they decline this option.

    Candidate Information Pamphlet

    A Candidate Information Pamphlet will be mailed to all registered voter households approximately thirty days prior to each election. English and Spanish versions of the pamphlets will be available online (scottsdale.vote and scottsdale.voto) and at the following Scottsdale locations beginning Wednesday, July 6, 2022, for the Primary Election, and Wednesday, October 12, 2022, for the General Election:

    • Scottsdale City Clerk’s Office, 3939 North Drinkwater Boulevard 480-312-2412
    • Paiute Neighborhood Center, 6535 East Osborn Road 480-312-2529
    • Vista del Camino Community Center, 7700 East 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

    A Spanish version of the pamphlet will be available online (www.scottsdaleaz.gov/elections/espanol) and at the following Scottsdale locations:

    • Scottsdale City Clerk’s Office, 3939 North Drinkwater Boulevard 480-312-2412
    • Paiute Neighborhood Center, 6535 East Osborn Road 480-312-2529
    • Vista del Camino Community Center, 7700 East 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

    To have a Spanish or large print version of the pamphlet mailed to you, call 480-312-2411, or write to the Scottsdale City Clerk’s Office at:

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

    Thank you for your interest in becoming a candidate in the 2022 Scottsdale City Council Election. This information is an important first step in the election process and has been prepared to provide you with information and candidate requirements for the 2022 City Council Election.

    While every effort was made to provide a comprehensive overview of the election process for the City of Scottsdale, this candidate information and the noted resources are provided with the understanding that City Clerk staff cannot provide legal or financial advice. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that all legal requirements have been met.

    Please note that the Scottsdale City Clerk serves as the filing officer for all Scottsdale election forms. All forms must be filed with the Scottsdale City Clerk’s Office by the noted deadlines. Candidates are encouraged to refer to the Arizona State Constitution, the Arizona Revised Statutes, the Scottsdale City Charter, and Scottsdale City Code for legal requirements pertaining to candidates for Scottsdale elective office.

    Before filing any forms, you are highly encouraged to meet with City Clerk staff to review the candidate packet. Candidate meeting can be held in person, virtually through Zoom, or over the phone. Please contact City Clerk Ben Lane at 480-312-2411 or by email to schedule a meeting or with any questions.

    Candidate Information

    Eligibility

    To be eligible to serve on the Scottsdale City Council you must:

  • Be a qualified elector of the City
  • Be a resident of the City or an annexed area for one year preceding to the date of election, and
  • Hold no other elected public office or be a City employee

    The following nomination procedures must be performed.

    Candidate Statement of Interest

    Before collecting any signatures on Nomination Petitions, the Candidate Statement of Interest must be filed with the City Clerk's Office.

    Nomination Petition Signature Requirements

    At least 1,000 and not more than 13,903 signatures of qualified registered voters of the City of Scottsdale is required. Signatures can be gathered using hard copy petitions or online using the E-Qual system.

    Nomination Petition Filing Period

    The nomination petition filing period begins 8 a.m. on Monday, March 7, 2022, and ends at 5 p.m. Monday, April 4, 2022. The following paperwork must be filed during the nomination filing period:
  • Nomination Petitions containing at least 1,000 valid signatures
  • Nomination Paper including Declaration of Qualification
  • Financial Disclosure Statement
  • Candidate Statement (optional)
  • Available in early April 2022

    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.

    Ben Lane - City Clerk
    P: 480-312-2412
    Email: blane@scottsdaleaz.gov

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