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August Primary Election
WHAT'S ON MY BALLOT?
There are federal, state, and county contests on the August Primary Election ballot as well as 23 Maricopa County cities and towns. Maricopa County voters can see their sample ballot at BeBallotReady. Vote starting no later than June 17.
I’M AN INDEPENDENT VOTER. WHY DO I HAVE TO PICK A BALLOT?
Arizona has an open primary election. This means that as a voter registered without a party preference, you will need to select a ballot for Maricopa County’s August 2 Primary Election. You may choose a Republican, Democratic or a City/Town Only (when available) ballot. If you vote by mail, make your choice at BeBallotReady.Vote. If you vote in-person, you make your request when you check-in at the voting location. This is a one-time request and does not change your party preference.
WHAT ACCESSIBILITY OPTIONS DO I HAVE TO CAST MY BALLOT?
Maricopa County voters may request braille or large print ballots by calling (602) 506-1511. Voters who need assistance due to a confining illness or disability may request a Special Election Board. Call (602) 506-1511 or email SEB@risc.maricopa.gov for more information and include your Full Name, Residence Address, Contact Information and Date of Birth for verification purposes. Accessible voting devices are available at all voting locations, as well as curbside voting for voters who are unable to leave their vehicle due to physical limitations.
WHERE CAN I VOTE IN PERSON OR DROP OFF MY BALLOT?
Maricopa County is making it easier for you to cast a ballot in-person by opening Vote Centers for the Primary Election. Voters can choose any voting location and time that works for them. Locations are open July 6-August 2. Visit Locations.Maricopa.Vote to find one that is convenient for you.
HOW CAN I SIGN UP TO GET A BALLOT IN THE MAIL?
Maricopa County voters can request a one-time ballot to be sent by mail to your residence or mailing address on file, or to a temporary mailing address for the August 2 Primary Election and November 8 General Election. Voters may also sign up for the Active Early Voting List, which means your ballot will be automatically sent to the mailing address on file for every election in which you are eligible. Make your choice at Request.Maricopa.Vote.
I AM AWAY FROM MY RESIDENCE. WILL MY BALLOT BE FORWARDED?
No. Arizona law does not allow official election materials, such as ballots, to be forwarded by the Post Office. If you would like to have your ballot mailed to a temporary mailing address, make your request by calling the Elections Department at (602) 506-1511 or send an email to EVreq@risc.maricopa.gov. If emailing, please provide your Full Name, Residence Address, Temporary Mailing Address and Date of Birth for verification purposes. If you are in the military or a military family member stationed out of the county, or you live overseas, please find out more information at MilitaryOverseas.Maricopa.Vote.
I DAMAGED MY BALLOT. CAN I GET A NEW ONE?
If you damaged your mail ballot, you may request a replacement ballot in the mail by calling (602) 506-1511 or by emailing EVreq@risc.maricopa.gov no later than July 22 for the Primary Election. You may also request a replacement ballot by visiting any voting location found at Locations.Maricopa.Vote until 7 p.m. on Election Day, August 2.
HOW DO I KNOW MY BALLOT WAS COUNTED?
Every ballot is tracked upon delivery and receipt. Track your ballot by texting "JOIN" to 628-683 or online at BeBallotReady.Vote. You can also learn more about tabulation security here.
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFO ABOUT MCED ELECTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES?
Elections are complex and governed by many state and federal laws and procedures. Visit JustTheFacts.Vote to learn