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2016 Election Dates and Deadlines
March 22, 2016 - Presidential Preference Election
First day to file as a Presidential Preference Candidate November 13, 2015
Last day to file as a Presidential Preference Candidate December 14, 2015
Voter registration deadline for Presidential Preference ElectionFebruary 22, 2016
Early Voting begins for Presidential Preference Election February 24, 2016
May 17, 2016 - Special Election
Last day to register for the Special Election April 18, 2016
Early Voting begins for Special Election April 20, 2016
August 30, 2016 - Primary Election
First day to file candidate nomination petitionsMay 2, 2016
Last day to file candidate nomination petitionsJune 1, 2016
Last day to file constitution and initiative petitionsJuly 7, 2016
Last day to file as a write-in candidate for the Primary ElectionJuly 21, 2016
Voter registration deadline for Primary ElectionAugust 1, 2016
Early Voting begins for Primary Election August 3, 2016
November 8, 2016 - General: Election day
Last day to file General Election - New Party PetitionsMarch 3, 2016
Last day to file arguments for or against ballot measuresJuly 13, 2016
Last day to file as a write-in candidate for the General ElectionSeptember 29, 2016
Voter registration deadline for General ElectionOctober 10, 2016
Early Voting begins for General Election October 12, 2016
Mayoral Elections and Others
  • Apache Junction Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: John S. Insalaco - Population(35,840)
March 8, 2016
  • Buckeye Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Jackie A. Meck - Population(50,876)
March 15, 2016
  • Avondale Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Marie Lopez Rogers - Population(76,238)
  • Scottsdale Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: W.J. 'Jim' Lane - Population(217,385)
August 30, 2016
  • Tempe Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Mark W. Mitchell - Population(161,719)
September 13, 2016
  • Casa Grande Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Robert Jackson - Population(48,571)
  • Chandler Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Jay Tibshraeny - Population(236,123)
    November
  • Flagstaff Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Jerry Nabours - Population(65,870)
    November
  • Glendale Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Jerry Weiers - Population(226,721)
  • Marana Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Ed Honea - Population(36,756)
  • Maricopa Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Christian Price - Population(43,482)
    November
  • Mesa Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: John Giles - Population(457,587)
    August
  • Surprise Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Sharon Wolcott - Population(117,517)
November 8, 2016

What to bring to the polls

When you arrive to vote at the polls on Election Day you will announce your name and place of residence to the election official and present one form of identification from List #1 or two different forms of identification from List #2 or 3.

List #1 - Sufficient Photo ID including name and address (One Required)

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

List #2 - Sufficient ID without a photograph that bear the name and address (Two Required)

  • Utility bill of the elector that is dated within 90 days of the date of the election. A utility bill may be for electric, gas, water, solid waste, sewer, 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 Arizona vehicle insurance card
  • Recorder's Certificate
  • Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification, including a voter registration card issued by the County Recorder
  • Any mailing to the elector marked “Official Election Material”

List #3 -Mix and Match from Lists #1 and #2 (Two Required)

  • Any valid photo identification from List 1 in which the address does not reasonably match the precinct register accompanied by a non-photo identification from List 2 in which the address does reasonably match the precinct register
  • U.S. Passport without address and one valid item from List 2
  • U.S. Military identification without address and one valid item from List 2

Voters with Disabilities

  • Accessible Polling Places: All polling locations and vote centers have been chosen with special needs voters in mind. Each location will provide handicap parking and be able to accommodate individuals in wheelchairs, as well as, individuals with visual or hearing impairments. Oftentimes a temporary modification will be made to the polling location providing easier accessibility for the voter.
  • Accessible Voting Systems: All polling locations and vote centers must have an accessible voting device for use by voters with disabilities. In addition to the accessible voting devices, each poling location will have magnifying instruments, large print versions of the publicity pamphlets and trained poll workers who are ready to assist you.

Curbside Voting: Voters who are unable to enter the polling location or voting center may ask that a ballot be brought to them by an election poll worker.

Permanent Early Voting: If you have a permanent physical disability, you may request to be placed on the Permanent Early Voter List (PEVL). You will be mailed a ballot for each election that you are eligible for and can vote from the comfort and convenience of your own home.

  • Register to be a permanent early voter online
  • Register to be a permanent early voter by mail

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Arizona Elections: What's At Stake In 2016?

Why the 2016 Presidential Election Could Impact Your Way Of Living For Generations to Come

Democrats and Republicans The 2016 Presidential Election is crucial to both Republicans and Democrats since the next President of the United States could nominate as many as four Supreme Court justices. As many as four seats on the Supreme Court could become vacant during the next few years with four supreme court justices over the age of 80. This means the next president could have the power to transform the supreme court, and American law, for generations to come. (See Election Dates and Deadlines)

President Barack Obama The United States presidential election of 2016 is an Open Race since the Incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama is term-limited and cannot run for re-election to a third term in office.

President Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009, and was sworn in for his second term on January 20, 2013.
(Browse 2016 Presidentials)

Arizona 2016 US Senator race

In 2016, there will be a US Senator race in Arizona. Each state elects two senators for staggered 6-year terms.One of the seats of Arizona's two senators in the United States Senate is up for election this Election cycle. The Incumbent US Senator is running for re-election.

Arizona US Senator Race - Incumbent (Republican) Running

Arizona US Senator Race - Incumbent (Republican) Running Incumbent Republican Senator, John McCain, is running for re-election to a sixth term in office. On November 2, 2010, John McCain won re-election to the United States Senate with 59.1% of the vote against the Democratic candidate, Rodney Glassman, who came in a distant second with 34.8% of the vote. The libertarian candidate, David Nolan, was third with 4.7% of the vote. (see current elected officials in Arizona)

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TIME OFF FOR VOTING: Yes

A. A person entitled to vote at a primary or general election held within this state may, on the day of election, absent himself for the purpose of voting from the service or employment at which he is employed if there are less than three consecutive hours between the opening of the polls and the beginning of his regular workshift or between the end of his regular workshift and the closing of the polls. In such event, he may absent himself for such length of time at the beginning or end of his workshift that, when added to the time difference between workshift hours and opening or closing of the polls, will provide a total of three consecutive hours. He shall not, because of such absence, be liable for any penalty, nor shall any deduction be made therefor from his usual salary or wages. Application shall be made for such absence prior to the day of election, and the employer may specify the hours during which the employee may absent himself. B. A person who refuses an employee the right conferred by this section, or who subjects an employee to a penalty o r reduction of wages therefor, or who directly or indirectly violates the provisions of this section, is guilty of a cla ss 2 misdemeanor.

Important Note:

While we are working to give you up-to-date information, we urge you to be proactive! In order to ensure you have all the information you need before casting your vote, you should also check with your state and local election officials for information about additional requirements or regulations.

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