What’s on my ballot?
More than half of Maricopa County voters have an election in November 2021. From school district bonds and overrides to city measures, 25 Maricopa County jurisdictions are participating in the November 2, 2021 election. Find the list of participating jurisdictions here. Check to see if you’re eligible at BeBallotReady.Vote.
Why was I mailed a ballot? Where can I return my voted ballot?
State law allows jurisdictions to hold ballot-by-mail elections. All eligible voters will receive a ballot in the mail even if they are not signed up to receive ballots in the mail. Voters have the option to return it by mail, drop it off at a secure ballot drop box or voting location, or vote in-person. Find one near you at Locations.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 [email protected]. 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 the Elections Department send you a replacement ballot in the mail by calling (602) 506-1511 or by emailing [email protected] no later than October 26 for the November Jurisdictional 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, November 2.
What signatures do you use to verify my ballot? What if my signature changed?
The Elections Department checks the signature on your green affidavit envelope against all known signatures in your official voter registration file and past affidavit signatures. Our signature verification process has multi-level checks to ensure only valid signatures are counted. Make sure you provide your phone number on the green affidavit envelope. The Elections Department uses it to contact voters with questionable signatures. State law provides voters with questionable signatures three days after this election to confirm their signature. To update your signature on file, you must complete a new paper voter registration form. Learn more at BeBallotReady.Vote.
Is voting by mail secure?
Yes. Voting by mail is secure. Only registered voters may request a ballot in the mail. All ballot affidavit envelopes require a signature that is compared against a known signature on the official voter registration file. Maricopa County has internal controls and tracking methods for ballot security beginning from when the ballot is initially mailed, to how voted ballots are transported from the post office, to onsite security and more. Maricopa County performs multiple audit checks before and after ballots are tabulated. Only verified ballots are counted. All uncounted ballots and the reason are included in the official canvass. Learn more about election security at BeBallotReady.Vote.
How do I know my ballot was counted?
Sign, date and include your phone number on the green ballot affidavit envelope and return it with your ballot inside. The last recommended day to return a ballot in the mail for the November Jurisdictional election is Tuesday, October 26. After that date, voters must drop it off at a Maricopa County ballot drop box or voting location by 7 p.m. on Election Day, November 2. Every mailed ballot is tracked upon delivery and receipt. Track your ballot by texting "JOIN" to 628-683 or online at BeBallotReady.Vote.
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 [email protected] 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.