Primary Election Day, Tuesday, August 2, is only six weeks away and comes with a wealth of information residents might need to know in regards to voting.
A key date approaching is the registration deadline to vote in the primary. This deadline is Tuesday, July 5.
The following day, Wednesday, July 6, is when ballots will be mailed out for voters already on the early voting list. On the same day, early voting centers will begin to open in the valley, along with ballot box locations. The Maricopa County Elections website lists the location and hours of operation of these sites. All registered voters in Maricopa County can use any voting center to vote.
The Fountain Hills voting center is at the Community Center, 13001 N. La Montana Dr. This voting center does not open until Friday, July 22. The community center will be open for voting daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., except Sundays through July 30. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday August 1 and will be open on Election Day from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be an option to drop off early ballots at the community center location. .
There will also be a ballot box inside City Hall on the second floor near reception. This drop box will be on site beginning Wednesday, July 6 and will be available during City Hall hours of operation, Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. On polling day, she will be available from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. while the polls are open.
Primary elections are party-driven, providing ballots to those registered with a designated party, Democrats, Libertarians and Republicans. Registered voters who are independent or not affiliated with a party designation can apply for a ballot to vote in the primary. They must choose one of the designated parties.
Additionally, this primary election includes the ballot for Fountain Hills City Council. By law, candidates for municipal elections do not have a party designation. Voters can request a council-only or nonpartisan vote in which only those candidates appear on the ballot. Additionally, unaffiliated voters can visit polling centers any time they are open and request the ballot they wish to cast.
Friday, July 22 is the last day for voters to apply to vote by mail. Ballots returned by mail must be in the mailbox by Tuesday, July 26.
Voter ID is required for those who come to the polling center to vote. To use a unique ID at the polls, it must be a photo ID as follows: valid Arizona driver’s license; Arizona-issued ID (non-driver); Tribal Inscription Card; or valid federal, state, or local government-issued identification.
There are also options where additional identification is required (list two) and these include at least two of the following: voter ID card, bank or credit union statement, property tax statement, Arizona auto insurance plan, mail marked “Official Election Materials,” utility bill, Arizona vehicle registration, and non-photo tribal or government ID.
A valid US passport or valid US military ID can be paired with any ID from list two. A valid list one photo ID where the address does not match the voter’s information can be matched with a list two ID where the address information matches.
Voters who are not already on the Permanent Early Voting List can request that a ballot be sent to a temporary mailing address by visiting Request.Maricopa.Vote or by submitting a written request through one of the following two options : Voters listed on the PEVL should contact the Elections Office directly and include the voter’s full name, date of birth, residential address, temporary address, and the voter’s permission to mail in their ballot at the temporary address.
The request can be made by phone at 602-506-1511; email to [email protected]; fax to 480-360-3628; or send the written request to Maricopa County Elections, Attn. Early Voting, 510 S. 3rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003.
Temporary mailing address requests can be submitted between 93 and 11 days before Election Day.