2018 Important Dates for Voters
March 13: Jurisdictional Election - Nothing scheduled for this date
May 15: Jurisdictional Election - Will be updated if applicable
August 28: Primary Election
Last Day to Register to Vote – July 30 (Monday)
Military & Overseas Registered Voters ballots will be mailed – July 14 (Saturday)
Early ballots are mailed to the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) & absentee voters; early in-person voting begins at the 3 Recorder’s Office locations – August 1 (Wednesday)
November 6: General Election
Last Day to Register to Vote – October 9 (Tuesday)
Military & Overseas Registered Voters ballots will be mailed – September 22 (Saturday)
Early ballots are mailed to the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) & absentee voters; early in-person voting begins at the 3 Recorder’s Office locations – October 10 (Wednesday)
What could be on the Ballot?
The information provided below is subject to change.
August 28 (Primary Election) - traditional election with polling places and early voting
Voters receive ballots according to political party affiliation (Republican, Democrat, Green or Libertarian), Independents choose which ballot and may select “Nonpartisan” which will have only city/town contests.
Federal offices: U.S. Senate and U.S. Representative for Congressional Districts 1, 3, and 4
Statewide offices: Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction, State Mine Inspector, Corporation Commissioner
Legislative offices: State Senate (1 seat) and House (2 seats) for Legislative Districts 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, and 16
County offices: Clerk of the Superior Court, Central Arizona College governing board (District 1 and 2), Justices of the Peace, Constables, Precinct Committee Persons (partisan only)
Cities/Towns: Primary election for city/town council members and mayor. Runoff in November, only if necessary.
Special Taxing Districts: There may be some that participate in the primary, but most will be on the November ballot.
Ballot measures: If the San Tan Valley incorporation effort is successful, it will likely be on the August ballot.
November 6 (General Election) - traditional election with polling places and early voting
All voters receive the same ballot for a given precinct part – all candidates from all parties that won in the primary are listed.
Same offices as discussed for the primary, except cities/towns may not be included if they don’t need runoff elections.
County, city/town, school district, special taxing district ballot measures
School district and special taxing district governing board candidates
Retention of judges (Arizona Supreme Court, Arizona Court of Appeals and Superior Court)
Statewide ballot measures - will update in July/August