Important dates for Tempe’s March 8 General/Special Election 

Publicity pamphlets will be mailed to each household with a registered voter Feb. 4 and early ballots will be mailed beginning Feb. 10 for the city’s March 8 General/Special Election. The deadline for voter registration is Feb. 8

Post Date: 01/29/2016 3:00 PM

Nikki Ripley
City of Tempe
480-350-8846
nikki_ripley@tempe.gov 

TEMPE, Ariz – Publicity pamphlets will be mailed to each household with a registered voter Feb. 4 and early ballots will be mailed beginning Feb. 10 for the city’s March 8 General/Special Election.

The deadline for voter registration is Feb. 8. All registered voters on the Permanent Early Voter List will automatically be sent an early ballot.

Two early voting sites will operate in Tempe from Feb. 16 through March 4:

  • Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road. Hours are Monday through Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Palo Verde West (Room 181) on the ASU Tempe Campus, 330 E. University Drive. Hours are Monday through Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking in ASU’s Fulton Center garage will be validated for up to one hour.

The names of one Mayoral candidate and six City Council candidates will appear on the ballot. In addition, a city Charter amendment, Prop 485, will appear on the ballot. It proposes to lower the campaign contribution amounts a candidate can accept.

There will be one election in the spring rather than a Primary Election and a General Election. According to a city Charter amendment approved by voters in 2012, if no more than two candidates file nomination petitions for each vacancy, the city does not have to hold a Primary Election. In that case, the General Election can instead be held on the date the Primary Election would have been held.

Offices to be filled through the March 8 election include the Mayor and three City Council seats. The certified candidate for Mayor is Mark Mitchell. Certified candidates for City Council are: Phil Amorosi; Irina Baroness von Behr; Ernesto Fonseca; Kolby Granville; Randy Keating; and Joel Navarro. Elected candidates will be sworn in to four-year terms in July.

Vice Mayor Corey Woods is not seeking re-election to the City Council.

Election details, including candidate contact information, voter registration and more are available at www.tempe.gov/election.

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