Scottsdale elections will wait until November

There will not be an Aug. 28 primary election in Scottsdale. Only six candidates filed to run for three City Council seats by the May 30 deadline, making a Scottsdale primary election unnecessary.

Scottsdale voters will elect three City Council members at the Tuesday, Nov. 6 General Election. The Scottsdale City Council has also called a Special Election Nov. 6 so voters can consider a temporary tax to fund transportation improvements.

The candidates

Incumbents Kathy Littlefield, Linda Milhaven and David N. Smith and residents Bill Crawford, Alyssa Robis and Solange Whitehead will run for three seats on the City Council. The three candidates with the most votes will be elected to a four-year term.

Find contact information for the candidates and links to their websites at ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “candidate listing.”

A temporary transportation tax 

In addition to the City Council election, Scottsdale voters will decide a proposed temporary tax to fund transportation improvements at the Nov. 6 election. 

The ballot proposal would increase the city’s transaction privilege and use tax rates by one-tenth of 1 percent (0.10%) for a period of 10 years to provide funds for transportation projects, operations and related costs. The tax amounts to one penny on every $10 purchase in Scottsdale.

Find more information about this ballot proposal at ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “elections.

Scottsdale Election tips

Many Scottsdale residents receive early ballots – more than 100,000. But in some recent elections, fewer than 30,000 were actually voted and returned. Avoid lines on Election Day and return your postage-paid early ballot.

Find more information about Scottsdale’s 2018 election, including links to voter registration and early ballot requests at ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “elections.

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