Frequently Asked Election Questions
Note: The following questions and answers are provided to clarify
various election processes. Please refer to the links on the right for specific topics related to the
August 26, 2014 Primary Election.
Can I vote in the August 26, 2014 Primary Election?
Residents who are registered voters in the City of
Mesa by July 28, 2014, are eligible to vote in the
August 26, 2014 Primary Election. To determine if
you are registered to vote in the City of Mesa,
please call the Maricopa County Elections Department
at (602) 506-1511, or click on the Am I
Registered? link on the right.
What is the deadline for requesting an early ballot to be mailed for the
August 26, 2014 Primary Election?
August 15, 2014.
How can I obtain an early ballot for the August 26, 2014 Primary Election?
All Mesa registered voters, eligible to vote in this election, can request an early ballot either by calling the
Mesa City Clerk's Office at 480-644-4868, Maricopa County Elections Department at 602-506-1511 or by clicking
the Early Voting Ballot Request (by Mail) link on the
If I signed up to be placed on Maricopa County's Permanent Early Voting List, will I automatically receive a ballot for
Yes. Unless you request in writing that your name be removed from the list, you
will receive a ballot for this and all future elections for which you are
eligible to vote.
Can someone else pick up my early ballot?
No. An early ballot can only be mailed or provided directly to the voter who has
made a request to vote an early ballot. This is to ensure that no other person
has the opportunity to steal, alter or invalidate an early ballot.
When does my early ballot have to be RECEIVED in order to be counted?
Please note that for the August 26, 2014 Primary
Election, early ballots
must be RECEIVED, NOT POSTMARKED, by 7:00 p.m. on
Election Day in order to be counted. Please make sure that you return your early
ballot by mail well in advance of the deadline date to ensure that your vote
will be counted.
If I forgot to mail back my early ballot in time for it to be RECEIVED by the
deadline, what can I do?
Citizens can drop off their sealed, signed ballots at any polling
place in Maricopa County on Election Day.
Sealed and signed ballots may also be dropped off at the Maricopa County Recorder's Southeast Office, 222 E. Javelina, in Mesa,
or at the Mesa City Plaza, 20 E. Main St., until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, when the polls officially close.
For a map and phone number to the Maricopa County Recorder's Southeast Office,
Can I vote at the polls on Election Day even
though I requested and received an early ballot?
Yes, as long as your early ballot has not been
returned. Should you vote at the polls
after you've been issued an early ballot, you will be required to vote a "provisional ballot" at the
polling place. Maricopa County Election officials
will check to verify that your early ballot was not
received before the provisional ballot is counted.
What services are available for the deaf,
visually impaired and/or disabled citizens who wish
The Voter Assistance section of the Maricopa
County Elections Department provides services for
the deaf, visually impaired, and/or disabled
citizens who wish to vote. Please
click here to access their website, or contact
the Mesa City Clerk's Office at (480) 644-4868.
Can I get assistance marking my ballot?
Yes, but only if you are unable to mark your ballot yourself. In that case the
law allows you to obtain assistance from a person of your choice. Ask a trusted
relative or friend to help if you need assistance reading or marking your
Where is my polling place located and during
what hours can I vote on August 26, 2014?
To locate your polling place, click on
the Find My Polling Place link on the right.
Be sure to follow the instructions carefully. You may also call the Maricopa County Election
Department at (602) 506-1511, or the Mesa City
Clerk's Office at (480) 644-4868. All polling places will be open between
the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. All voters
in line at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to cast their
What forms of identification are required in
order to vote at the polls on Election Day?
The forms of identification required by
Proposition 200, which was passed by Arizona voters
in 2004, can be accessed by
clicking this link.
How do I report a problem at my polling place
location on Election Day?
Report any problems at your polling place location
to the Mesa City Clerk's Office at (480) 644-4868,
or the Maricopa County Elections Department at (602)
Why does my polling place keep changing?
Every effort will be expended to ensure that voting
is as convenient as possible for all citizens of
Mesa. While it is our goal to secure the same
polling places for every City election, there exists
the possibility that previously selected polling
place sites may not be available for this election.
In addition, because
the sites are subject to change and for voters'
convenience, a link to the County's
Polling Place Locator has been provided. Early voting is
also a great alternative to ensure that your voice is heard.
How can I find out the Election Day results?
Early (Unofficial) Election results will be aired on
Mesa Channel 11
and listed on the City of Mesa's website, as well as
on Maricopa County's website beginning at 8:00 p.m.
When do the election results become Final?
Recent changes in legislation state that the County
now has up to 20 days following the election to
provide Final results. Results will be
aired on Mesa Channel 11 and listed on the websites
for the City of Mesa (www.mesaaz.gov)
and Maricopa County Elections Department (www.recorder.maricopa.gov).
Mesa City Plaza Building
20 East Main Street
Mesa, Arizona 85201
Monday - Thursday
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Office of the City Clerk
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, Arizona 85211-1466
Phone: (elections) 480-644-4868
August 26, 2014 Primary Election
Key Election Dates
Early Voting in Person
Early Voting Ballot Request (by
Find My Polling Place
Register to Vote
Am I Registered?
Permanent Early Voting List Information