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Frequently Asked Questions: 
 

Here are answers to frequently asked questions about City elections and voting.  Preguntas Sobre las Elecciones
 

ELECTIONS

Chandler's elections coincide with the State fall elections in even-numbered years: 

  • Primary Election will be Aug. 28, 2018
  • Regular Election will be Nov. 6, 2018

VOTING

1. I’m a first time voter, what do I do?
To vote in an election you must first register to vote.

If you have an Arizona Driver License and/or Arizona non-operating I.D. Card you may register to vote online through Service Arizona, or contact the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office to request an Arizona Voter Registration Form, or call 602-506-1511.
 
Remember, July 30 is the deadline to register to vote in order to vote in the August 28, 2018 Primary Election.

2.  Am I eligible to register to vote?
To register to vote you must be:
  • A citizen of the United States
  • An Arizona resident at least 29 days before the date of the election
  • 18 years of age or older on or before the date of the election
  • Not have been convicted of a felony or treason, unless your civil rights have been restored

You may register to vote online through Service Arizona, or contact the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office to request an Arizona Voter Registration Form, or call 602-506-1511.

Remember, July 30 is the deadline to register to vote in order to vote in the August 28, 2018 Primary Election.

 3.  I’m a registered independent, what’s next?

Registered Independent voters are eligible to vote in the Primary Election.
 
You must simply choose whether you’d prefer the ballot for the Republican or Democratic slate, or you can request a City issue only ballot.City of Chandler ballot measures will appear on the ballot for both parties, so all voters will be able to vote on City issues and City Council Candidates.
 
If you would like to utilize Early Voting either by mail or in person, just let the Election officials know which ballot you would like to receive.
 
To request an early ballot by mail call 602-506-1511, or request online through the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office.

 4.  I moved, how do I update my voter registration?

You should update your existing voter registration if:

  • You moved
  • You changed your name
  • You would like to change your political party

Update your voter registration online through Service Arizona, or contact the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office to request an Arizona Voter Registration Form, or call 602-506-1511.
 
Remember, July 30 is the deadline to register to vote in order to vote in the August 28, 2018 Primary Election.

5.  I changed my name; do I need to update my voter registration?

You should update your existing voter registration if:

  • You moved
  • You changed your name
  • You would like to change your political party

Update your voter registration online through Service Arizona, or contact the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office to request an Arizona Voter Registration Form, or call 602-506-1511.
 
Remember, July 30 is the deadline to register to vote in order to vote in the August 28, 2018 Primary Election.

6.  What does early voting mean?

Early voting allows citizens to cast ballots by mail, or in person at ballot centers prior to the scheduled Election Day.
 
To request an early ballot by mail call 602-506-1511, or request online through the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office.

7.  How do I get an Early Voting Ballot?

To request an early ballot by mail call 602-506-1511, or request online through the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office.
 
You may vote early in-person starting Aug. 1 at the following locations:

  • Maricopa County Elections Department, 510 S. 3rd Ave., Phoenix
  • Maricopa County Recorder’s Office, 111 S. 3rd Ave., Phoenix
  • Maricopa County Recorder’s Office, 222 E. Javelina, Mesa

And August 20 – 24, vote early in-person at:

  • Chandler City Hall, 175 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler

8.  How do get on the Permanent Early Voting Ballot List (PEVL)?

You may join the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) by submitting a Permanent Early Voting List Request form to the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office/ Elections Department.
 
To join the PEVL, call at 602-506-1511 to request a form; or request through the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office.

9.  What's the difference between the Permanent Early Voting List and an Early Ballot?

Once a registered voter has signed up to be on the Permanent Early Voting List, they no longer have to request an early ballot be mailed, the ballot will automatically be mailed to the voter 27 days prior to any election.
 
If a registered voter is not on the Permanent Early Voting List, they will have to make a request in order to receive an Early Ballot.
To sign up for the Permanent Early Voting List call 602-506-1511 to request a form; or request online through the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office.

10.  Who can vote in Chandler?

Any registered voter who resides in the City of Chandler boundaries (excluding County islands) may vote in a City of Chandler Election.  You may register to vote online through Service Arizona, or contact the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office to request an Arizona Voter Registration Form, or call 602-506-1511. 

11.  I want to vote by mail, what do I do?

To request an early ballot by mail call 602-506-1511, or request online through the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office.
 
Remember, the last day to request an early ballot be mailed to you for the Primary Election is August 17, 2018.

12.  I want to vote in person, what’s next?

You may vote early in-person starting Aug. 1 at the following locations:

  • Maricopa County Elections Department, 510 S. 3rd Ave., Phoenix
  • Maricopa County Recorder’s Office, 111 S. 3rd Ave., Phoenix
  • Maricopa County Recorder’s Office, 222 E. Javelina, Mesa

And August 20 – 24, vote early in-person at:

  • Chandler City Hall, 175 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler

13.  What's on the August 28, 2018 Primary Election ballot?

Voters will have the opportunity to elect a Mayor, three Councilmembers, and consider Proposition 408 (Alternative Expenditure Limitation - Home Rule) during the City of Chandler Primary Election.
 
For more information visit Chandler Elections.

14.  Where do I find my polling place?

To find your polling place visit the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office

15.  What do I do if I need voting assistance due to a disability, mobility concerns or language barrier?

Maricopa County Elections Department’s Assistance Program strives to ensure equal access to the electoral process for all citizens and to provide the assistance some voters may require based on physical or mental abilities, mobility concerns, or language skill sets.
 
For information about voting assistance for voters with disabilities or on how to obtain an Early Ballot, call 602-506-1511, or follow the information provided through the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office.

16.  What do I need to know for Election Day?

At the polling place the voter shall announce his/her name and place of residence to the election official and present identification.
 
To find your polling place and for a list of acceptable forms of identification, visit the Maricopa County Recorder's Office.

17.  What do I bring to the polls on Election Day?

Voters must present one form of identification from List 1, or two different forms of identification from List 2 or List 3.
 
List 1 – if presenting from this list one form is required

  • Valid Arizona driver license
  • Valid Arizona non-operating identification license
  • Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification
  • Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification 

List 2 – if presenting from this list two forms are required

  • Utility bill of the elector that is dated within ninety days of the election. May  be for electric, gas, water, solid waste, telephone, cellular phone, or cable television
  • Bank or credit union statement that is dated within 90 days of the date of the election
  • Valid Arizona Vehicle Registration
  • Indian census card
  • Property tax statement of the elector’s residence
  • Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification
  • Vehicle insurance card
  • Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification
  • Voter Registration Card / Recorder’s Certification
  • Any “Official Election Material” mailing bearing your name and address 

List 3 – Mix and Match from Lists 1 and 2

  • Any Valid Picture ID from List 1 with an address that does NOT match the Precinct Register WITH a non-photo ID from List 2 with an address that DOES match the Precinct Register
  • U.S. Passport and one item form List 2
  • U.S. Military ID and one item from List 2 

Information regarding acceptable forms of ID can be found through the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office.