october 28, 2015

Got your early ballot? Don’t forget to use it.

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Although more than 95,000 early ballots for the Nov. 3 Scottsdale Special Election have been mailed to people who requested them, only a small percentage have been voted and returned.

With only a week to go until Election Day that rate is well below previous elections, so here are some tips and information to make your election experience as easy as possible.

Want to vote now? You can.
If you requested and received an early ballot by mail, there is no need to wait to return it – you can do it now. If you miss the October 23 deadline for requesting a replacement ballot, or if you didn’t request an early ballot, you can still vote early in person from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (through Friday, Oct. 30) at Scottsdale City Hall (3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.).

Information is at your fingertips.
An election information pamphlet with facts and opinions about the ballot items was mailed to each registered voter household in Scottsdale. You can also find that information at ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “election.

Waiting to vote means waiting for results.
While it is true you can drop-off your voted early ballot at a polling location on Election Day, doing so delays final election results since those ballots aren’t tallied until days after the election.

Going to the polls.
Many people love the ritual of going to the polls to cast their votes on Election Day. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. Your polling place is on the mailing label of the election information pamphlet mailed to your residence.

What’s on the ballot?
At the Nov. 3 Scottsdale Special Election, voters will decide on a variety of bond-funded civic improvements totaling nearly $100 million. The estimated average annual tax rate for the proposed bond authorization is $0.11 per $100 of net assessed valuation used for secondary property tax purposes.

For more Scottsdale election information, visit ScottsdaleAZ.gov and search “election.”

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