Phoenix Mayor And Council Runoff Election Early Voting
Do you know who you’re voting for for Phoenix mayor? After viewing that heated debate between Greg Stanton and Wes Gullett, you’re probably ready to submit your vote early. Luckily you can, in just a few days ― Thursday, October 13th. The mayoral election takes place November 8.
As many know, the race for mayor has been dwindled down to the final two, who held a debate on Wednesday, October 5. The debate covered Gullett’s lobbying firm, SB 1070 and the candidates rated City Manager David Cavozos’s performance.
Regarding Gullett’s lobbying firm, Stanton suggested he would have too many conflicts of interested as mayor. Gullett ensured there would be no conflicts, as he will divest interest in his firm if elected.
Gullett also brought up an investigation dating back to 2007 when Stanton supported Maricopa Community Colleges as an elected official while simultaneously paid by the district. Stanton admitted he had a few slips and that these were unintentional.
Regarding SB 1070, candidates were asked if they would have voted for the bill as it had passed in the state legislature two years ago. Gullett said yes, supporting the fight against drug cartels and human smuggling; Stanton said no.
Stanton refused to rate City Manager David Carvazos’ performance on a scale of one to 10, saying good leaders don’t “prejudge people.” He said that if elected, he would rate Carvazos then. Gullett said that Carvazos hasn’t acted urgently enough.
Early Voting for the Runoff Election:
Mark your calendars; early voting for the city of Phoenix Mayor and Council November Runoff Election begins October 13 and continues through November 4.
Voters can cast their early ballots during business hours at Phoenix City Hall:
Phoenix City Hall
200 W. Washington St., 15th floor
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In addition to electing a mayor, voters in Districts 1 and 5 will elect a council member.
More Voting Sites:
Voting sites open Saturday, October 22. Here are the locations, dates and times:
Saturday, October 22
Mesquite Branch Library
4525 E. Paradise Village Pkwy.
Sunnyslope Community Center
802 E. Vogel Ave.
South Mountain Community Center
212 E. Alta Vista Rd.
Saturday, October 29
Deer Valley Community Center
2001 W. Wahalla Ln.
Desert West Community Center
6501 W. Virginia Ave.
Devonshire Senior Center
2802 E. Devonshire Ave.
Voting Via Mail:
If you’re interested in voting for the Phoenix Mayor and Council November Runoff Election via snail mail, request forms for a city ballot are available for download at the Elections Division website. The City Clerk Department must receive your request by Friday, Oct. 28, no later than 5 p.m.
Voters can call (602) 261-VOTE (8683) and request an early ballot request postcard, or mail a signed letter listing their name, address and phone number to:
City Clerk Department, Elections Division
200 W. Washington St., 15th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Deadline for Voted Early Ballots:
Voted early ballots must be received by the City Clerk no later than 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8 ― Election Day.
Early ballots may also be dropped off at an early voting site or voting center during voting hours.
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