Election Polling Places: What You Need To Know For Phoenix Elections. The way Phoenicians vote during elections has changed, and for the better. 26 Polling Places have been implemented within the Valley in order to make voting more convenient and flexible, according to the City of Phoenix’s website.
Over the years, voting via mail increased as confusion became widespread regarding the 128 polling places and how inconvenient and confusing they were. Voters could only vote at one specific location, and they had to be there at specific times. This became too much of a hassle, so voters began submitting their ballots via mail, adding themselves to the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) to avoid said inconvenience.
So, the City Council approved the Voting Center plan in order to prevent voter confusion and to promote an easier, hassle-free way of voting.
According to the City of Phoenix website, Election Voting Centers benefits include:
- Ease of Voting: Voters can vote at any of the 26 Voting Centers convenient to them. Voters can replace or drop-off an early ballot at any Early Voting or Voting Center location.
- Multiple Days: Voting Centers will be open for several days, listed below.
- Improved Sites, Service and Support: Voting Centers will be located on main streets and transit routes.
- Reduced Need for Provisional Ballots: Voters who do not vote their early ballot will not have to vote a provisional ballot at a Voting Center because the early ballot can be cancelled.
- Cost Savings: It is estimated this process will decrease election costs by approximately $250,000.
When are the Polling Places open?
Saturday, August 27, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, August 29, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, August 30 (Election Day), 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Key dates to remember:
August 4: Early Ballot mailing begins and Early Voting starts at Phoenix City Hall
August 13 and August 20: Early Voting sites will be open throughout the city
August 19: Last day to request an early ballot by mail
August 26: Last day for on site Early Voting at Phoenix City Hall
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Polling Places Locations & Directions
Goelet A.C. Beuf Community/Sr. Ctr.
3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd.
Golden Gate Community Center
1625 N. 39th Ave.
Deer Valley Community Center
2001 W. Wahalla Ln.
3102 N. 18th Ave.
Fireside at Desert Ridge Comm. Ctr.
3775 E. Lone Cactus Dr.
Burton Barr Central Library
1221 N. Central Ave.
Palmcroft Baptist Church
15825 N. 35th Ave.
Devonshire Senior Center
2802 E. Devonshire Ave.
Unity of Phoenix Church
1500 E. Greenway Pkwy.
Memorial Presbyterian Church
4141 E. Thomas Rd.
Paradise Valley Community/Sr. Ctr.
17402 N. 40th St.
Phoenix City Hall
200 W. Washington St.
Hampton Inn & Suites
16620 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
1401 E. Jefferson St.
Mesquite Branch Library
4525 E. Paradise Village Pkwy. North
Grace Walk Community Church
7840 W. Lower Buckeye Rd.
Sunnyslope Community Center
802 E. Vogel Ave.
City Clerk Dept. Customer Service Ctr.
2640 S. 22nd Ave.
Manzanita Senior Center
3581 W. Northern Ave.
Broadway Heritage Neighborhood Res. Ctr.
2405 E. Broadway Rd.
North Phoenix Baptist Church
5757 N. Central Ave.
South Mountain Community/Sr. Ctr.
212 E. Alta Vista Rd.
Desert West Community Center
6501 W. Virginia Ave.
Cesar Chavez Branch Library
3635 W. Baseline Rd.
Maryvale Community Center
4420 N. 51st Ave.
Pecos Community/Sr. Center
17010 S. 48th St.